Noir pop perfect for driving on a road by the sea while the sun sets.
White Flowers (Katie Drew and Joey Cobb) are one of the most exciting young bands in the UK right now, make gloriously gothic Lynchian pop music that’s as ambiguous as it is beautiful. Following two sold out 12”s and a sold out EP in 2020, the Preston-based duo’s debut album, Day By Day, is due for release in June on Tough Love Records (Toy, Ulrika Spacek, Peel Dream Magazine). Co-produced by the band and Doves guitarist Jez Williams, the record explores the outer edges of post-punk, dream-pop and shoegaze in increasingly alien ways.
Q & A.
FOR THOSE THAT HAVEN’T HEARD OF YOU BEFORE, DESCRIBE YOUR SOUND IN ONE SENTENCE.
K – I just got back from a dream attack, that took me by surprise.
J – Layers and textures, sonically, lyrically and visually.
Deerhunter, Portishead, Burial, Actress, Joy Division, New Order, Mazzy Star, Boards of Canada, Grouper, Jeff Mills, My Bloody Valentine, Radiohead, The Sundays etc etc…
SHARE WITH US AN INTERESTING ANECDOTE ABOUT ONE OF YOUR SONGS.
Help Me Help Myself is actually quite an old song. It’s one of the first songs we wrote together and far older than any of the others on the record – i think the original demo dates back to 2014. It’s nice to have it on the album though, as we were very young when we wrote that song and a lot has changed for us since then.
YOU ARE SENT TO MARS, NO CHECK-IN BAGGAGE, AND YOU CAN TAKE ONE RECORD – WHICH ONE?
K – Chihei Hatekayama – Forgotten Hill
J – Aphex Twin – Selected Ambient Works 85-92
YOUR FAVOURITE MUSIC VENUE IN THE U.K.?
K – Ramsgate Music Hall
J – Hebden Bridge Trades Club
WE ARE PROUDLY SUBCULTURE-INSPIRED. HOW ABOUT YOU?
Yep of course. It’s where you’ll find the most interesting ideas and people.