Another week and it’s back to work for me, but before I do that, I want to bring you a Meet the Band from Dead Flowers. Cool ass guitars, lots of reverb and tons of glorious noise. They have that straight up rock n roll sound that I always find myself gravitating towards. The harmonica playin is kick ass. Give a listen and help spread the word….
Hi our name is….Dead Flowers
People say we sound like…..Blue Cheer, MC5, The Fuzztones. Kinda 60s garage punk & roll.
We are…..Chex – bass and vocals, Phil – Guitar and vocals, Rich – drums and beard.
We are from…….Birmingham UK
Who are some that have an influence on you, Early Damned, Rolling Stones, 13th Floor Elevators, The Kinks, The Who. Attitude music, punk, the blues, psychedelia and 60s garage.
How old were all of you when you started to play and who plays what in the band Rich played in bands at school, Phil always had a guitar to jam on. I joined my first band which Rich was drumming for. I think we were 19 or so when gigging became something to aim for.
Can you tell us about the process you use, from writing the songs all the way through getting the songs out. Phil and I write separately which helps give the band more scope. We will sit and jam with each other until we think its ready. From there its to the rehearsal rooms. When we have enough material we book a studio. We post most of our tunes for free at www.reverbnation.com/deadflowers6 We are currently due to start recording the end of January which will be produced and mixed by Sonny Vincent and ourselves. We are looking for a label, so if anyone’s interested get in touch.
what are some of the challenges you face as musicians and how have you overcome those challenges. The biggest one is getting gigs. Its all promoters asking bands to sell tickets instead of themselves advertising etc. There’s no real money to cover costs either, so we stay local unless a good deal or gig comes our way.
If you could pick any time to travel back to for music, where would you go and what year would it …. For me it would be 1966 or so, just as the garage and psych scenes were beginning to form, a chance to see the bands of my dreams as it were.
Who are all of you currently listening to ….The usual, Stones, Who, Cream, The Cramps,Blue Cheer, Pretty Things, Fuzztones, Monks, Seeds, Chocolate Watch Band. Rich likes Primal Scream and some of the Creation label bands, kinda shoegazy. Phil like his Stones, Blues and jazz too.
If you could open for any Band right now who would that be and why? For me, The Pretty Things, they’ve been going so long now and still on there game!
My youngest son is 13 and in a Band, what advice would you offer him… Be yourself and play what you wanna hear. Don’t be swayed by what’s popular or what friends like.
The one thing we want you to remember while your listening to us…. Enjoy life, be happy and be free! We are also on Twitter as @dkchex, on facebook as deadflowersuk and on the reverbnation link above or to myself at firstname.lastname@example.org
Our plans for 2015…..Just record play and release as much as possible. Gigs abroad would also be cool…Promoters get in touch
Listen to some cool tunes…..
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