The Pretty Flowers – “Hit Nothing”


Los Angeles-based quartet The Pretty Flowers impress with a shimmering rock sound on new single “Hit Nothing.” The track takes inspiration from daydreaming about existing in a different era — in this case, the early ’80s music scene, particularly inspired by Julian Cope’s music.

The lyrics wittily reflect the pressure of record executives on a band to produce a hit — “you wanted a hit, you hit nothing.” A soaring guitar solo past the two-minute turn complements backing brightness, as anthemic vocals exude a charismatic and hooky appeal throughout. “Hit Nothing” is a fun, melodic blast from The Pretty Flowers.

“Hit Nothing” is the second single from The Pretty Flowers’ second full-length LP, A Company Sleeve, streaming below:

This and other tracks featured this month can be streamed on the updating Obscure Sound’s ‘Best of July 2023’ Spotify playlist.

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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