Remember when bands like Friendly Fires, Phoenix and Passion Pit were ruling the indie music scene? There was something in that synth-driven, melodic music that packed more punch than we’d seen before; homage was being paid to the 80’s for sure, but there was a fresh flavour and approach to this music that was really connecting with eager music fans.
The Ramona Flowers reignite that spark with their new single “Dirty World”. They combine furious electronica production with a strong and rousing chorus section that comes out chaotic and passionate. There’s an anthemic quality to the music the band is making and while the band is still establishing themselves to crowds outside the UK, there’s definite potential there.
Their music video for “Dirty World” took the band to Albuquerque in New Mexico, and follows the journey of ‘Skullman’ as he navigates the busy world of ‘big money’ – reflective of the song’s lyrics.
A great outing from a band to be keeping an eye on this year, for sure.