Fizzi presents:

plus support from

The Moon Club, Cardiff
FRI 4th MARCH 2016
Doors 7:30pm / 18+
£6adv from
Spillers Records
The Full Moon

There’s something great about a three-piece think The Cocteau Twins, The Clean, Galaxie 500 and the way that irreducible nucleus takes its strength from its limitations, making a virtue of its purity. And so it is with London trio Flowers, returning with their second album Everybody’s Dying To Meet You in February 2016 via Fortuna Pop! (EU) and Kanine (US). Over the course of ten intensely thrilling pop songs, singer Rachel Kenedy’s ethereal vocals and Sam Ayres textured guitar is backed by the powerful, metronomic beat of drummer Jordan Hockley.
The inception of Flowers started with Ayres searching for a singer for over a year when he posted one last fateful advert, stating he wanted to make pop songs like “early Madonna through a broken tape machine.” This led him to Kenedy, and peculiarly, the forming of Flowers. Right away the two fell into a deeply creative and romantic partnership. Currently sharing a flat in East London with their adorable dog Batman, they restore vintage musical equipment and feverishly create demos.
The first batch, polished up by none other than Bernard Butler, turned into debut Do What You Want To, It’s What You Should Do released in 2013. Created during a period of illness for Ayres, the result is an album that whilst receiving great critical acclaim, was necessarily subdued.
For Everybody’s Dying to Meet You the band retreated to Bark Studios in Walthamstow to work with producer Brian O’Shaughnessey (The Clientele, Primal Scream, My Bloody Valentine), a return home for Ayres, who was born and spent most of his life in the area. It proved to be the perfect fit for Flowers, the sessions enabling them to capture the essence of both their dynamic live sound and their distortion-laden home demos. Effortlessly blending pop songs with noise while leaving space for more stripped back elements, the recordings strike a perfect balance between the sweetness of Kenedy’s voice and Ayres’ abrasive guitar stylings. Their musical inspiration from shoegaze, C86 and New Zealand’s Flying Nun label is now evident.
“A little Jesus And Mary Chain, a lot of Black Tambourine, and one hell of a voice.” doNYC
“Who could fail to be enamoured with Flowers? … Guitarist Sam Ayers’ switches from sweet indie/jangle pop to a denser shoegaze sound without neglecting melody, drummer Jordan’s pounds out unadorned but always engaging and inventive beats, while the absolutely spellbinding Rachel Kenedy alternates between clutching her bass guitar and herself while drawing the whole enterprise together with her delicate and precise vocals.” Overblown
“Indiepop perfection … inventive melodies and intense performance” London In Stereo
“Velvet melancholy and perfect execution” CLASH

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Welsh bedroom-pop group SEAZOO formed in April 2013 and consisted of two humans and a charity shop teddy bear.

‘This is thoughtful, proper and smart pop (with a wonderful twist of the abstract) in the spirit of Yo La Tengo and Gorky’s Zygotic Mynci.’ – Louder Than War Magazine

‘The single, Dog Hotel, is a brilliant cross section of the band: lovely naughties guitar, touches of atonality, group vocals, bullfrog-mating-call bass line and spaced-out synths.’ – Artrocker

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Cardiff’s mildest superhero, Rosie Smith combines membership of all-conquering bands Totem Terrors, Trust Fund and Pheenus with a second life as Oh Peas!, a solo venture slowly gathering a dazzling collection of crooked pop miniatures. Last year’s LP ‘Shades Of Intolerance’ brought sad songs to bedroom-strut to; follow up EP ‘Year Of The Horse’ lopsided humour and maladroit cool. 2015 is all about new album ‘Difficult Second Chair’, a very special guest appearance, and some sort of crown (or at least a badge) for best song titles, and best songs.

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