Announce new single, ‘Glow In The Dark’
Due 15th July on Dirty Bingo Records
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+ Live dates
Having just completed tours in Germany and Japan to great acclaim, transatlantic indie-pop quintet NIGHT FLOWERS announce new single, ‘Glow in the Dark’, due out onDirty Bingo Records on 15th July. The single will be available on a limited run of 300 glow in the dark 7″ vinyl (with free patch and bonus tracks), and digitally.
The band have also unveiled the new video for ‘Glow In The Dark‘, shot during their recent Japanese tour by friend, photographer and film maker Darren Topliss. The video was primarily shot in three continuous takes at 3am in Tokyo’s bustling Shibuya district.
The band say, “The video intends to capture Tokyo as a living, breathing and sleepless organism, and induce a feeling of jetlagged, punchdrunk euphoria, capturing the alien but beautiful environment and state of mind we found ourselves submerged in.” The result is a hazy, vibrant waking Tokyo dream. The song itself reflects on themes of distance and time, and the close bonds that are affected by neither. Watch it below…
It has been a whirlwind couple of years for Night Flowers since these close friends from North England collided with Boston, Massachusetts born vocalist Sophia Pettit in London and began forming their irresistible brand of heart stirring, romantic pop.
A joyous combination of intertwining female/male vocals backed by glistening guitars and dreamlike atmospherics has seen them amass friends, fans and accolades across the world.
With their debut s/t EP selling out fast, last year saw a Japanese special EP and 2 track single ‘Sleep’ released in quick succession, gaining international acclaim from the likes ofPitchfork, NME, DIY and The Line Of Best Fit whilst enjoying repeat airplay and praise from Steve Lamacq on his BBC 6music show, with Radcliffe and Maconie, Huw Stephens and John Kennedy all giving their on-air seal of approval.
Reaching out extensively across the UK, the band have honed an incendiary live show, gathering a loyal and solid fanbase in the process. They have appeared at Bestival, Kendal Calling, Beacons,Tramlines and Indietracks as well as Spanish festivalsLemonpop and Madrid Popfest, sharing stages with such bands as Swervedriver, The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart and Frankie & The Heartstrings amongst countless others. They are currently working on their debut album.
Night Flowers are:
Sophia Pettit (vocals), Chris Hardy (guitar and vocals), Sam Lenthall (bass), Zebedee Budworth (drums) and Greg Ullyart (vocals and guitar)
Friday 15th July – The Victoria, London (7” launch party)
Saturday 6th August – Humber Street Sesh Festival, Hull
Wednesday 17th August – The Social, London
Praise for Night Flowers:
“a vital, present day jolt of electrics to escapist pop” – DIY
“Night Flowers stand out from their modern peers merely because they’re the rare band that sounds like they want to do just that.” – Pitchfork
“glimmering guitar music that manages to be bright and poppy without giving up its melancholic mood.” – Stereogum
“Glorious” – NME
“Night Flowers’ gifts for harmony, and their rich, pastel sound seem primed to make this kind of rainy-day pop.” – The Line Of Best Fit
“The jingle jangle of the 80′s pop bangle mixed up with early nineties shoegaze.”
– BEAT Magazine
“Revisiting the dreamiest side of Creation Records’ shoegaze sound.”
– Loud And Quiet Magazine
“wistful melodies allied to perfectly pitched guitar noise” – Clash