Hi, listening to BBC Radio 6Music on Wednesday night I heard some 1983 Peel session songs by a band called The Florists, really good sort of clever post-punk, with elements of Young Marble Giants but more indie-pop and lively than that.
They are proving very difficult to look up on the Internet which keeps flooding the results with other bands like Florist, or The Flowers.
Does anyone know much about this band?
Hmm... 6music Peel session from 83 is exactly my thing....never heard of them.
The Peel session is on YouTube. It was in Gideon Coe on Wednesday , maybe if I listen to the show he might say something about them
While I can't help you at all with information about this band; who sound quite interesting I do think it's very refreshing that some things are still hard to find out and can't be solved with a simple Google.
I guess back issues of NME, Sounds and Melody Maker would be the way to go.
Gideon Coe.... I love his show. Have you tried contacting him and asking?
It’s why the band Chvrches are named Chvrches
> Gideon Coe.... I love his show. Have you tried contacting him and asking?
It would be rude to do so before listening back to his show properly ! 😃
In this sort of situation, asking Stuart Maconie is often the way to go...
The Florists didn't make any records. There's a interview with Lawrence Diagram where he briefly mentions them:
LD: I did a Peel Session as The Florists, remember.
JT: That was a band, or just you?
LD: No, it was a band. It was Stef, wasn't it. It was Mike, I've forgotten his surname.
AD: He's married to Kath from Dislocation Dance - Kathryn Way's husband. A photographer.
LD: But he's a really imaginative songwriter, and a multi-instrumentalist as well. And we morphed then into Macho Men Crack Under Pressure, which I always thought was a brilliant name for a band. And that was getting better actually. But then I think it was around then I decided, I dunno, I think I decided I'd had enough of pretending to be a musician.
I'm in contact with a guy who is currently researching the Manchester Musicians' Collective - I'll drop him a line and see what he has to say.
The Diagram Brothers! We are all animals! Bricks! And who could forget ‘I didn’t get where I am today by being a right git’. Marvellous 😀
Thanks very much! I shall have to tape the Peel session off YouTube. Your post has definitely made me want to listen to the radio show again to see what, if anything, Gideon Coe says
Also a fantastic interview, I have only skim read it so far. I had never heard of The Diagram Brothers either but am very intrigued now! Thanks
> Your post has definitely made me want to listen to the radio show again to see what, if anything, Gideon Coe says
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