It seems that each time we write about The Ramona Flowers we talk about how great the preceding weeks and months have been for the band, and we’re not about to change tactic now.
It’s been a fairly fantastic start to the year thus far for The Ramona Flowers featuring support slots with Bombay Bicycle Club on their European tour and Foxes for a couple of her recent UK shows. Even more exciting though is the news that their oft mentioned debut album is nearly upon us and it even has a name, Dismantle and Rebuild.
There is not, however, a release date as yet but there is music to get our collective teeth into in the form of brand spanking new tune, “Tokyo”. Sitting between the gentle beauty of “Lust and Lies” and the up-tempo dance-along-a “Brighter”, it is a subtly rousing piece of electro-indie-pop that already seems quintessentially them.
Building gradually, it’s a marbled swirl of electronic light and dark, with guitars trickling into synths as it winds up and down before finally growing and expanding. Like a mystical force controlling its surroundings, particles of earth and rock shudder and rise into the air before whipping round the sky, dancing soaring with the tune. The ground shakes slightly as a digitised wobble leaves us unsteady as the synths open out and up into the atmosphere.
”Tokyo” will be released 21 April via Distiller Records and will include remixes by Alt-J and Eagles for Hands. The Ramona Flowers next headline show is at London’s Sebright Arms on 24 April.