After releasing their latest track Wore It Like I Stole It, Sydney-based indie-pop quartet The Flowers reminisce on their Top 5 Gigs. Read on to get to know the group, their latest release and their favourite live shows of all time.

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Get to know The Flowers

Hailing from Sydney, The Flowers are an indie-pop quartet made up of Agnes O’Dwyer (vocals), Leighton Cauchi (drums), Liam Sinclair (guitar) and Tom Haeusler (bass).

After making big waves with their debut track Truly Madly Sleepy in 2019, the group have continued to build on a tantalising repertoire of alt-pop tracks. Their latest tune, Wore It Like I Stole It is a song written with the heavily guarded in mind, celebrating the benefits of a little self-preservation.

Being ‘guarded’ is often painted in a bad light. It’s seen as cold and distant, but this song talks about how protecting your heart and keeping your walls up isn’t always such a bad thing. The song is also about the process of growing your self confidence – how sometimes you feel like strutting your stuff and ‘wearing’ your confidence for the world to see and other times you’re self conscious and overthinking.

Agnes O’Dwyer, Vocals

With stunning harmonies that show off Agnes’ incredible vocal range, backed by showers of perfectly saturated melodic flair, Wore It Like I Stole It is an unexpected banger. After a few listens, the song’s changing structure shines through more and more. From the breakdown into the second verse that has an almost dance-like feel, to the way the whole track seems to morph from melodic indie-pop to something akin to funk, there’s a lot to explore and so much to experience.

The Flowers’ Top 5 Gigs

1.       Middle Kids – Went to see them when I was living in Montreal in 2017 and they were doing their world tour. The gig was super intimate and they were so funny and sweet and played a bunch of unreleased songs, which we all geeked out about. I cried upwards of 3 times (!!!) throughout the show and have been obsessed with them ever since. 

2.       The Million – We actually opened for these guys late last year at The Factory Theatre and were blown away by the show they put on. They’re all outstanding musicians, so the set was *chef’s kiss*. They’re also just a heap of fun to watch live – there was crowd surfing, a “Wipe Out” cover and the list goes on. Definitely one of the best gigs we’ve seen. 

3.       Florence & The Machine – It was everything you’d expect from a Florence Concert and more! She packed out The Domain for her High As Hope Tour back in 2019 – I’ve never felt such a positive energy from a crowd before in my life. Everyone was just so excited and in awe of the ethereal goddess that is Florence Welch. The show was also a stand out because both Marlon Williams and Jack River opened the show – was such a treat. 

4.       Red Hot Chili Peppers – this show was mind blowing.. the musical chemistry between Flea and Chad is always something I’ve admired and wanted to emulate in our own set. Anthony has so much energy and is one of most charismatic front men I’ve had the pleasure of seeing live.. hearing the hits from Californication, By The Way and Blood Sugar Sex Magic that I grew up on was something that too surreal to put into words.

5.       KISS – KISS are renowned for their live shows.. the fireworks, Gene Simmons (the demon) breathing fire or Paul Stanley (the star child) flying through an arena crowd UNHARNESSED on a swing was INSANE.. and the fact that they’re doing this in 6 inch leather heels, carrying suits probably that probably weigh 15 kilos and all in their 60’s??? Now that’s rock n roll.. plus their fanbase is something that I find so cool. KISS know how to put on a show nobody will forget!

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Posted by Rebecca Costanzo