Joy Division. The Smiths. The Cure. The Stone Roses. These four incredible bands happen to remind us of Chain of Flowers. Of course we hate to compare because it takes away from the sound that Chain of Flowers have made their own. They’re not trying to be another band, they just happen to also nail the deadpan melancholia of the great bands before them.
Chain of Flowers are a 5-piece band that consist of Joshua Smith (vox), Ross Jones (guitar), Rich Clarke (drums), Daniel Anderson (bass), and Matthew Clements (synths).
They’re fresh off the high of their self-titled debut album in 2015. It was a streamlined 8 track LP that is filled with feedback, drawn out chords, melodies, and gritty gloom.
Even their name sounds cheery and sunny but it’s more foggy and reminiscent of growing up in Cardiff, Wales. Chain of Flowers is the perfect paradoxical name for a band that is part shoegaze, post-punk, and a dark take on new wave.
Chain of Flowers are enchanting and draped with post-punk despondency filled with lush deadpan baritone harmonies. It’s dynamically heavy and simultaneously airy.
Big things are in store for Chain of Flowers. Not only did they complete their first full U.S. tour, they also made their SXSW debut (which is how we found them, thank you serendipity!), and all of this is followed by their biggest European tour to date. We look forward to seeing more of them, we’re completely enamoured of their sound and talent. Keep an eye out for more of Chain of Flowers.