Issue 57_November

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30 INDIE / ROCK album of the month Antiphon Issue 57 / 2013 Artist of the month The Ramona Flowers Released: 4th November This is the band's fourth studio album, and the first album since lead singer Tim Smith left the band in 2012. As the impressively grandiose title track and lead single suggests, they really don't appear to be missing him. Antiphon sees them rebooted and refreshed, and is a very promising prospect indeed. LABEL OF THE MONTH WICHITA Fusing classic Rock sensibilities with an ever growing understanding of Electronica, The Ramona Flowers are a band packed with potential. The Bristol 5 piece, signed to Distiller Records, are yet to release their first album, however, it's very close to completion. Some might say "98%" close. A show at Electrowerkz, Angel did nothing to damage The Ramona Flowers stock in London. This is a band that has a clear understanding of where they want to go, in terms infusing electronic influences into a rock oriented and traditional band set up. When their album is finished, you can bet that it will be one of the unexpected hits of the year. Just watch the flowers bloom. The Guardian voted these guys as their New Band of the Day, they followed this up by saying that they "...can't stand 'em but we suspect people are going to love 'em". It would seem to be an accurate prediction of this band. If you like, liked, or would like to like, The Yeah Yeah Yeahs later sound, in particular "Blitz", The Ramona Flowers are a good place to start. They all cite that album as being one which has had a huge impact on where they see their sound going, and it's obvious just how much inspiration that these guys have taken from it. It's not that they've copied the electropop sound that Karen O et al did so well, rather, these guys just really want to be as good. We can hope that in the future, they'll look back and see their interview with Guestlist as their big break. More @ OUR PLAYLIST Here's the Indie on our playlist this month: 13 Years Old and still going strong. At Cheatahs show at The Sebright Arms in Hackney on October, 18th, you wouldn't be forgiven for having failed to realise that Wichita had turned 13. With well established acts like The Cribs and Los Campesinos! joining smaller ones like Swearin' and Peggy Sue, it would seem that Wichita may just have a few more than another 13 years to celebrate. The Velvet Undergound Sweet Jane Unknown Mortal Orchestra So Good At Being In Trouble Elliott Smith Waltz #2 Pond Moth Wings

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