Flower Drums – “Birthday Girl”

Flower Drums - Perth

Flower Drums seems like a suitable name for this dream-pop project out of Perth, Australia. There’s a sort of glittery effervescence that permeates throughout newly released track “Birthday Girl”, and the lush blend of dream-pop and psych-pop lends visions of colorful hallucinogenic lands… hence why Flower Drums is a nice fit. “Birthday Girl” begins fairly conventionally with a serene synth pad and ’80s-inspired drum beat leading over hushed vocals, but it’s the chorus that lifts the track into new heights. “Baby, if you want to, I could come and get you,” the vocals sing over a burst array of twinkling synths and tranquil guitar licks, infusing adult alternative hooks with dream-pop psychedelia. When you hear nothing but percussion, expect the chorus to hit in a few seconds… and to be transported to some land where the sky is green and the grass is blue.

Mike Mineo

I'm the founder/editor of Obscure Sound, which was formed in 2006. Previously, I wrote for PopMatters and Stylus Magazine.

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1 Comment

  1. The lead vocalist’s voice sounds so familiar to an artist I’ve heard before, but I can’t place the connection fully! Driving me crazy.

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