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'Wild Notion'   

-  Label: 'Dirty Bingo Records'
-  Genre: 'Pop' -  Release Date: '13th April 2018'

Our Rating:
Night Flowers are a London-based indie quintet with Humberside origins.

The main selling point of their debut album derives from the fragile vocals and striking looks of US-born Sophia Pettit.

“A lot of the album deals with time, place and memory” guitarist Ullyart explains with a vagueness that sums up the band's pleasant yet largely characterless dream pop.   

"Glistening like sunshine on the open road" gushes the press release struggling for something new to say about a record that borrows so brazenly from 80s guitar pop combos. The ten songs bounce along prettily without leaving much trace in the memory.

“My love is where you left it, unwound / It means everything and nothing to me” sings Pettit disdainfully on Unwound, a track named after the, now demolished, Hackney studio where the album was recorded with producer Adam Jaffrey.

Her dismissive tone exemplifies a record that is not entirely cold-hearted yet which too often opts for catchy hooks in lieu of any real soulfulness.

Night Flowers at Bandcamp
  author: Martin Raybould

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