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INTERVIEW: The Bad Flowers

Hi guys, welcome to VENTS! How have you been?

Hey! Thanks for having us! We’ve been great thanks.

Can you talk to us more about your single “City Lights”?

Yeah sure, it’s one of the heavier tracks we’ve come up with to date, drenched in fuzzy octave laden grooves and a couple of big hitting riffs, definitely one of our favourite songs to play live too.

Did any event in particular inspired you to write this song?

It’s about a few things moulded into one. Really it’s about not having any Money but wanting so much to have the things you can’t have, but not materialistic stuff, just a place to stay or your next meal. We saw some stuff in Europe last year when the refugee crisis was in the media that really struck a chord with me it just inspired some of the lyrics in this tune.

Any plans to release a video for the single?

Yeah! We’re hoping to start work on a video really soon with our friend Martin Moseley of surfacing productions, he shot our last video for ‘Living The Dream’ and we couldn’t of been happier with it! We’ve known him a long time and he really gets what we’re trying to put across and has great ideas so this new video should be something super cool!

The single comes off your new self-titled album – why naming the EP after the band?

It just felt right when we put it together, it really felt like we fully gelled and felt complete as a line up, so it us. It’s The Bad Flowers.

How was the recording and writing process?

This EP really did just flow out. We recorded it in four days and the writing was really fun, we’re all in a good place at the minute and we’ve gelled together really well as a band so we’re all bouncing ideas of one another in the practice room. One of us will turn up with a new riff or and beat or a melody and we’ll just jam and play around with them for a while and grab the best bits and stick them together and try make a song out of it!

Where did you find the inspiration for the songs and lyrics?

Usually things that are going on in our lives or things from the past, or even things in the media. Big country, the 3rd track on the Ep is about us traveling across Germany when we were on tour last year, it seemed like the roads were never ending but some of the sights we saw were incredible. Can you feel it and run, run, run are more songs about frustration whether it was heart on your sleeve kinda thing or with working a job you really don’t want to be in!

What role does classic bands such as The Who plays in your music?

Where to start with that one?! We’ve all listened to classic bands like The Who, Zeppelin, Sabbath etc etc so a lot of our music is influenced by those guys. With The Who, for me, it’s Rodger Daltrey’s vocals! If I could sing with half the power of that man I’d be happy!

With an LP on its way – would this EP works as some sort of an introduction/sneak peek?

Yeah most definitely. It’s a four song glimpse into what we can do, I think at least one of the tracks on the ep will make it to the album too. You can expect more of the same in the album though, we toured with Crobot recently and their guitarist Chris Bishop probably put it to me the best way, he told me we have a great mix of riffs and driving rock, and that was a huge compliment coming from him.

Any plans to hit the road?

Hell yeah! We’ve always been on the road! Anywhere that will have us we’ll go and play At the minute we’re working really hard on a couple of things that we’re really excited about and are kinda the next step for us as a touring band, but that’s all we can say at this moment in time!

What else is happening next in The Bad Flowers’ world?

We’re just really busy writing, rehearsing, planning for the new LP (we just really want to get it perfect) and talking to wonderful people like yourselves! If you want to keep up with goings on in our world the best way to do it is find us on social media’ we’ve always got plenty going on!

About RJ Frometa

Head Honcho, Editor in Chief and writer here on VENTS. I don't like walking on the beach, but I love playing the guitar and geeking out about music. I am also a movie maniac and 6 hours sleeper.

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