London’s indie dream poppers Night Flowers will release their new album ‘Fortune Teller’ on 25 October via Dirty Bingo Records. The quintet will follow the release with dates supporting Life across the UK.
‘Night Train’, the opening song on the record has crisp production values and a goth-tinged guitar pop sound that fits alongside bands like Pale Waves. The dual vocals find the band singing about how ‘I’ll be forever where you are’ with pangs of emotion and this continues through on the Fleetwood Mac sound present on ‘Lotta Love’. This slice of dreamy pop finds the band declaring ‘You were always hard to find’ while the synth-heavy opening of ‘Merry-go-round’ feels more in line with The Killers as Sophia Pettit sings ‘Shadows climb the wall, up to the ceiling, further than before’ over driving bass lines, while ‘Perfect Storm’ is 1 minute and 40 seconds of DIY-style acoustic stylings with a dark twist in the tale: ‘In the middle of the motorway, you took to playing dead’.
The title track has talk of moonlight and feeling right and has unashamedly (new) romantic values: ‘Reading the future on your face, this is the moment we embrace’. The relentless earworm of ‘Carry On’ follows and sounds somewhat akin to The National embracing their inner pop sensibilities, while ‘I’ve Loved You (Such a Long Time)’ opens with a burst of anthemic ’80s rock guitar as Sophia again embraces the power of love: ‘I don’t sleep, I don’t mind, I’ve loved you such a long time’. The album closes in more introspective and deliberately paced fashion as ‘No Coming Down’ leaves its lasting impression.
Night Flowers’ fortunes are looking positive…