If you’ve ever feared C86 was a passing phase or worried that twee indie-pop died when Belle & Sebastian moved to LA, then think again. Flowers are here to put your mind at rest.

Anita Awbi
  • By Anita Awbi
  • 17 Feb 2016
  • min read
If you’ve ever feared that C86 was a passing phase or worried that twee indie-pop died when Belle and Sebastian's Stuart Murdoch moved to LA, then think again.

London trio Flowers are the living, breathing embodiment of all the best bits of early 4AD, Flying Nun Records and bands like Cocteau Twins, Galaxie 500 and Shop Assistants.

Combined, Rachel Kenedy’s ghostly vocals, Sam Ayres’ lo-fi guitars and Jordan Hockley’s metronomic beats bring the DIY indie heyday crashing back in full technicolour.

Having linked up with likeminded jingle-jangle heads Fortuna Pop!, they’re now onto album number two with Everybody’s Dying to Meet You – a glorious trip round the outliers of anorak indie and lo-fi pop.

They'll be touring the record around the UK over the coming weeks, starting tomorrow (18 February) at Rise in Bristol (full dates below).

We caught up with the gang to learn more about their wholesome sound and retro leanings…

We first started making music because…
We watched too many videos of Woodstock and wanted to be rock stars.

We have been making music since…
2012 (as Flowers).  We've all been playing instruments since we were very young though.

Our music is…
Sometimes noisy indie pop.

You'll like our music if you listen to...
The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart, Galaxie 500, Magnetic Fields...

Our favourite venue is…
The Lexington in London.

Music is important because…
We'd go crazy if we couldn't make music or listen to it.  It's just a wonderful thing.

Our biggest inspiration is…
On Our Honeymoon by The Wake because the sound seemed so attainable, it was the start of our bedroom recordings.

Our dream collaboration would be…
With The Ramones and The Ronettes.

To try us out, listen to our song…
Pull My Arm.

If we weren’t making music we’d be…

In 10 years’ time we want to be…
Making better music.

Tour dates
18 February 2016 - BRISTOL - Rise (instore)
19 February 2016 - PRESTON - The Continental
20 February 2016 - BIRMINGHAM - The Rainbow
25 February 2016 - MANCHESTER - Fallow Café
27 February 2016 - LIVERPOOL - Leaf
28 February 2016 - GLASGOW - Broadcast
3 March 2016 - READING - Oakford Social Club
4 March 2016 - CARDIFF - The Moon Club
5 March 2016 - FALMOUTH - Beerwolf Books
11 March 2016 - LONDON - Sebright Arms