A few years ago I went to a Heavenly Records showcase gig in Hebden Bridge and saw a two-piece band from Preston who I was very taken with. Soaring vocals and glimmering guitar over a drum machine with a clear nod to The Cocteau Twins. At the time the band went by the absolutely ridiculous name of ‘Britain’ – thus ensuring no chance of Googling them in any meaningful way. They appeared to vanish for a couple of years – only to reemerge as White Flowers (not much of an improvement but pairing it with the word ‘band’ gets you there) -and it took me a while to realise it was them and they’d already sold out several EPs and a limited edition LP during lockdown. Their excellent debut LP ‘Day By Day’ is out now and I’m delighted to say they’re the first band I’ve seen play since March 2020.
Katie (vocals and keys) and Joey (Guitar and occasional vocals) are joined by a drummer filling in for the reel-to-reel tape machine they would have used if they were really going for the Cocteau Twins thing. There is no great ceremony, they » Continue Reading.