Artist of the Week: Chain of Flowers

Rising from the ashes of defunct hardcore bands Cross Breaker and Brutality Will Prevail , comes Cardiff-based post-punk six-piece Chain of...

Rising from the ashes of defunct hardcore bands Cross Breaker and Brutality Will Prevail, comes Cardiff-based post-punk six-piece Chain of Flowers.

Drowning their sound with murky shoegaze allure and 80's angular post-punk riffs, this band creates ominous punk for fans of Joy Division, The Cure, Gang of Four, and all those arty punk rockers that are mostly dead. Chain of Flowers keeps their spirit alive with a genuine Factory Records sound. I'm talking about the old Manchester based British indie label that released music by The Durutti Column, New Order, and Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark. With multiple vocalists, the agonized singing choir chant who knows what, but it feels very brooding and sulky. Their latest single, "Crisis," is straight off of their self-titled debut LP which will be released on Oct. 16 via Alter Records. "Crisis" is glum little number with all the exigency of a punk song and the reverb and echo of an MVB track. Using every member of their six-piece band, they blanket your senses with a dark sheath covering you like an embryo making you feel scared and afraid and excited at the same time.



Chain of Flowers "Crisis" from Alter
From S/T LP available Oct. 16 via London label Alter. Pre-order here.

Song premiered via DIY Magazine. View the write-up here:
http://diymag.com/2015/08/06/cardiffs-chain-of-flowers-announce-self-titled-debut-share-crisis

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