How does one take a 9 piece ensemble and turn it into a rock band? Well, perhaps you should ask the members of Time Stalkers, as they seem to be doing a pretty good job as you can hear with their latest single. The song owns a distinctive place in my brain, like a cross between power-pop and Tilly & the Wall; they definitely are using everything at their disposal to craft their tunes; I can hear bells, strings, horns and multiple guitars. I think my favorite thing, however, is just how organic the whole tune feels due to the mixing; it just feels like the magic was all captured on tape just for us. The band’s self-titled album will be out on June 5th courtesy of Gentle Reminder Records.
This latest single from Plastic Flowers perfectly encapsulates his ability to craft tunes for the sake of escapism. The soft quality of the vocals pulls you in, synths wrap you up and the song just calmly sits in your being. Hints of dark bedroom pop are evident, but there’s this overwhelming sensation that allows you to momentarily step outside of yourself; this is the powerful music he’s crafting over in London. His new album, Absent Forever, will be released on November 10th via Native Sound.
We’ve been on the Plastic Flowers bandwagon since he first appeared on The Native Sound roster, and his new album looks to have a whole lot of promise. On this brand new tune, he seemingly takes the track into a steady indiepop realm, guitars and drums dancing around another, whilst vocals enter with an airy quality. It then moves into shimmering guitar walls for a good bit before returning to the more playful side of the performance. Infectious, and with depth, Plastic Flowers is on a roll. Absent Forever will be available on November 10th for those interested…which should be all of you.
There are some bands you just gravitate towards, whether that’s nostalgia or the band’s sound, and Plastic Flowers happen to be a bit of both. They’ve got this slightly indiepop leaning sound…warm vocals, one step below danceable and twinkling guitars…that fits my nostalgia. But, their way of combining these sounds and never becoming tiresome or weary has made them incredibly endearing over the last few years. This great little number appears on the new 7″, which is being released by the increasingly reliable The Native Sound. Get into it below.
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This new album from Plastic Flowers is shaping up to be a gem of a listen. I was already convinced by early singles, but this new one only continues in the vein of glorious bedroom pop. There’s this little distorted guitar that meanders in the middle of the song, almost noodling about before it all circles back to reemphasize the pop hooks that George Samaras has constructed. Heavenly is being released on April 22nd via Native Sound, aiming to win over hearts and ears everywhere.
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I have a feeling this song is going to be in heavy rotation throughout the rest of this week. It hits almost immediately with the drum work, then the coated vocals come in to drive home that emotional pull that makes pop fans swoon. There’s something about the immediacy of this song that makes it so endearing; I found it hard to turn off from the moment I pressed play, and I have a feeling that if you’re into this sound, you’ll feel the same. Heavenly, the new Plastic Flowers album, will be out April 22nd…and this is our first (great) taste.
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