The Ramona Flowers support Lamb

Bristol based band The Ramona Flowers will be supporting Lamb on their European tour, so on 24 November they will drop by in the Rotterdamse Schouwburg where Motel Mozaique & Rotown present Lamb.

The Ramona Flowers
“Sometimes you hear music and something about it instantly gets you. You get that tug. It’s a combination of the melody, the lyrics and that unidentifiable something else that just makes you go ’Wow.’ Then as a musician you’re thinking ‘Wow. I want to do that.’ So that’s what we’ve been trying to do.”

So say The Ramona Flowers about their bold musical manifesto and now, just two years after they embarked on their mission, they’ve arrived at a sound which is every bit as good as they wanted. Their music mixes electronica, rock, indie, singer Steve Bird’s incredible falsetto and a lot of emotion. It can sometimes seem as if bands are trying to stand out from the crowd by being the loudest, but The Ramona Flowers show that sometimes a gentler sound can shout loudest of all.

“That wasn’t our intention,” admits Steve Bird, with the candour of his songwriting. “We have got some upbeat tunes, but we’ve got an emotional side which is where those gentler moments come from. We seem to be quite good at that.” Other people think so, such as Clash magazine, who made the beautifully haunting Lust And Lies single Track of the Month. The Ramona Flowers wowed audiences on the Bastille and Bombay Bicycle Club tours, Alt-J, Everything Everything, Hot Chip and Ladytron have remixed them and NME describe the band’s textural sound as one that could have feasibly fitted on Radiohead’s Kid A.” while The Guardian liken their “sweetly sung emotional indie” to that of The Temper Traps.