Echoes of Cocteau Twins and Cranes resonate throughout this sparkling debut from Preston’s White Flowers, who, along with Ireland’s Just Mustard, are spearheading the current dream pop renaissance.
From the bands Bandcamp page – For songwriting duo Joey Cobb and Katie Drew of White Flowers, one of the most exciting young bands in the UK right now, it was only on leaving London to return to their native Preston that the dark-hued dreampop of their debut album, Day By Day, began to crystalize. “There’s something uniquely bleak about the North,” says Joey, speaking from the abandoned textile mill that White Flowers call home, “but in that bleakness there’s a certain beauty.” The pair had left Preston for London to study at art college, and it was there that they first began to explore the nascent psych scene bubbling under in the few remaining arts-orientated spaces in the east of the city. It soon inspired them to begin work on music of their own. “We didn’t want to be a psych band,” explains Katie, “but discovering that music gave us both energy and focus. We’ve spent so many years developing these songs, because I think it was important we waited until White Flowers became its own defined thing.”
“It’s a strange type of dream-pop that owes as much to Robert Wyatt as it does Slowdive and company, and it’s beginning to reverberate a monolithic sound of their own.” – Loud and Quiet