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DEAD FLOWERS ARE A LONDON BASED ALT.COUNTRY / AMERICANA BAND FORMED AROUND THE SONGS AND VOICE OF IAN WILLIAMS. THE DEBUT ALBUM FEATURES A COLLECTION OF SONGS WRITTEN WHILST TRAVELING FROM NEW YORK CITY TO MONTREAL.

THE WRITING STARTED IN THE WINTER OF 2011 UNDERNEATH CONEY ISLAND’S WONDERWHEEL, AN ANCIENT FERRIS WHICH STILL SPINS TO THIS DAY. AND THE SONGS KEPT ON COMING AS IAN WORKED HIS WAY UP THE EAST COAST, FINALLY PULLING INTO MONTREAL, WHERE HE SPENT LONG NIGHTS AT THE WHEEL CLUB UNTIL THE SPRING CAME AND THE SNOW MELTED.

RETURNING TO THE UK WITH DEMOS AND TALES TO TELL, IT WASN'T LONG BEFORE A BAND FORMED AROUND THE SONGS AND DEAD FLOWERS WAS BORN. OVER SEVERAL MONTHS, IN STUDIO SESSIONS IN LONDON & BATH, THE BAND RECORDED THE SONGS WHICH WOULD FORM DEBUT ALBUM ‘MIDNIGHT AT THE WHEEL CLUB’.

IN AUTUMN 2012 THE BAND TRAVELLED TO MONTREAL FOR A BREAK FROM THE RECORDING. BUT A CHANCE ENCOUNTER WITH CHRISTOPHER FOX (FOLLY & THE HUNTER) SOON LEAD THEM TO HIS MONTREAL STUDIO, RECORDING PUMP ORGAN FOR ‘THE BEACH’ AND FORGING A RELATIONSHIP WITH CHRIS WHICH WOULD LEAD TO HIM MIXING THE ALBUM OVER THE WINTER.

THOUGH THERE IS AN UNDENIABLE DARKNESS TO THE SONGS, SOMETIMES THE LIGHT BREAKS THROUGH, BUT NEVER FOR LONG ENOUGH TO BREAK THE SPELL. THINK OF A SLOW TRAIN CRAWLING THROUGH A COLD WINTER AND AN UNENDING SUPPLY OF WHISKY.

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