by Thomas Bedward September 23, 2019
Recently we were lucky enough to find Crooked Flower, a Californian troupe of psych-rockers that have been receiving a fervour of positive press recently. It took just one listen of ‘Go Back Go Back’, to get us hooked, and soon after we quickly went through the band’s back-catalogue devouring every track we could find.
One of their most impressive recent releases comes in the form of ‘Darkness and Light’, a four-track release that brilliantly captures the band’s expansive sound. A rallying cry of anthemic, varied rock hits, the release arrives with ‘Moving On’ and ‘Tunnel of Light’, two tracks that proudly bear their emotional connections, while also impressing with rapid, evolving instrumentals.
Final cut ‘Bells of Brixton’ is easily the most notable track on the release, closing things with an eleven-minute, psych-rock epic that is impossible to resist. Stream it in full below via Spotify and fall into the colourful world that only Crooked Flower can create.
Formed sometime in 2013, the band began when guitarist Dan Ingberman and bassist Daniel Erik started recording in Berkeley, CA. Soon after, they recruited drummer Patrick Shields, vocalist Angelina Dang, guitarist Drew Southern, and pianist Will Kyriazis to make one of the most intriguing and exciting acts in music.
Bringing their unique blend of heavy bass, rolling percussion, melodic guitar, and Angela’s distinct RnB vocals to the fore, Crooked Flower have self-released two albums so far, each offering a vibrant and genre-bending glimpse into their world. You can buy all Crooked Flower’s release directly from their website for whatever price you choose.
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