FLOWVERS – Far Away
Genre: Post-Punk, Indie Rock
There may come a day when you’ll start regretting not saving all those silly doodles, stupid pieces of poetry, or even pictures where you thought you looked terrible. It’s not just for nostalgia’s sake you know. Enthusiasm is something that can’t be easily forged.
This too happens with many bands. It is, maybe, why debut albums tend to be the greatest set of records ever made. Usually, if left without much adult interference this first tries will find artists expressing their unique, unaffected vision. And, this is something that is usually much more important than proper technique and things of the sort.
Dream it and be it! Have a positive mindset! Those may all sound like whacky hippie nonsense. But, there are certainly places in rock music where this can be easily proven. The rock arena is no place for those lacking in confidence. In fact, I reckon that audiences specifically are willing to pay money to witness a bunch of people displaying great self-belief.
This is what FLOWVERS have. They showcase this on Far Away. It’s a sound that might still be a bit rough around the edges, but the vision is certainly there. The group is drawing from great post-rock and indie-rock produced by Britain, and there’s no better time to choose to give the group support now. We’ll have time to smile at the baby photos of them as a band later on.
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Women of the Night – Dark Horsey
Genre: Indie Rock, Garage Rock, Alternative Rock
I don’t know what sort of dangerous behaviour kids in a century from now will get themselves into, but I hope it will continue, in some capacity, to involve quick, sleazy, silly rock n’ roll. I’m not particularly optimistic about the music of selling rock, but I’ve confidence kids will still find themselves and get themselves into a garage banging out power chords.
There’s something entirely life-affirming about this kind of music. As the folk songs, the good book and even your well-meaning politician will tell you, there’s a time for everything. Provided you find yourself celebrating life and using guitars to do it, you’ll know the quality of your own existence ain’t too bad.
If you can still form a gang, do it! If you can make your gang bang on instruments instead than on people’s heads, even better! That’s what Women of the Night sound like they’ve been doing. Dark Horsey is the result, an energy booster that’s an advertisement for kids working together and one against losing sleep and playing music with your mates.