by Rob Powell
New indie electronic duo Bloodflower are due to release a follow-up to their excellent debut single on Monday 12th August. Indigo was a real breath of fresh air when friends Jonnie Owen and Tom Manning shared it with the world. It came about after the pair spent some time together in the studio just to see what they could cook up together. Lots of innovative new wave sounds was the result of that initial collaboration.
As far as I recall there was no set plan as such and yet there is already enough material for a full album. It really is masterful stuff too. Horizon opens up just that, a vast panoramic horizon right before your eyes. You needn’t just take my word for it either, because in advance of its official release you can stream it to your hearts content via the duo’s soundcloud page. And merely one little listen will pull you in to doing just that – again and again and again and then again some more. That’s the kind of fresh vibrant sound this is.
It is exactly the kind of thing that is needed, not only on the electronic scene but for music on the whole. I just love how the tune builds, the intricate layers intertwine and I will never tire of listening to Jonnie’s vocals. There’s such a depth to the finished article so expect to feel a little vertigo.
Horizon is worthy of a summer smash club anthem but one with a real gritty soul to it. I’m not one for dancing much thanks to the two left feet I was blessed with but this tune really gets me jigging and moving. It is a stunning follow up that has left me desperately wanting Bloodflower’s album, and soon! It comes as no surprise Horizon has already been aired on national radio thanks to BBC Radio 1‘s Huw Stephens and John Kennedy at XFM.
Bloodflower will be making their live debut at SWN Festival this October so make sure they are on your ‘to watch’ list if you are there. www.facebook.com/iamBloodflower