New music club night is being launched in Southsea by rising indie stars Flowvers

Flowvers performing at The Wedgewood Rooms, 2019. Picture by Paul WindsorFlowvers performing at The Wedgewood Rooms, 2019. Picture by Paul Windsor
Flowvers performing at The Wedgewood Rooms, 2019. Picture by Paul Windsor

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They’re one of the rising stars of the local indie scene – and have been making waves on the national stage as well.

And now Flowvers are starting up their own club nights to help give a platform to other up-and-coming acts like themselves.

After a successful 2019 which saw the band headlining the Seaside stage at Victorious and their own show at the Wedgewood Rooms, as well as undertaking a short UK tour, the Portsmouth-based four-piece are keen to capitalise on what they’ve already achieved.

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‘It was a good year to look back on,’ says frontman Matisse Moretti, ‘it really grounded us and set us up in a really good position for 2020.’

The first Flow Forever (the band’s name is a contraction of the two words) club night will be headlined by its creators as they are also using it to launch their new EP, Throwaway Generation.

‘We wanted to try and create a platform for bands to be able to play, and to enable us to showcase some of the bands that we’ve been loving. Hopefully people will enjoy the nights, but they’ll see that we’re enjoying the nights too because we’re handpicking the music, and it will show off some of the music that we've been loving.’

The first night also features Violet, an indie band from Birmingham, Brighton singer-songwriter Finnian James and Fareham noise-rock band Web, with DJ Dexter playing the tunes until late.

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As Flowvers admit, they’ve got a long list of acts they’d like to invite to these club nights.

‘Hopefully we’re going to do loads of these nights, so all of the acts on the list will eventually get to play.

‘We really want to embrace every type of music we can that’s out there at our level – like Web, they’re very heavy, very different to us, and Finn’s a solo act.

‘We want to branch out – maybe put on some jazz, and there’s some crossover acts we’re looking at.’

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The band have yet to decide exactly how they’ll fit into these club nights, but they’re adamant they won’t be regular headliners.

‘It could be a good platform for us to showcase new songs that we've written, so there’s a potential that maybe at the start, we might open each night and play two or three songs and say to people: “What do you think?” But we will not be headlining every time – that’s definite.

‘This club night isn't all about us. For this first one we wanted to tie it in with the EP launch, but after this one it’s going to be completely about the other bands playing – it’s all about the music.’

And they’re planning to hold these club nights once every two-to-three months.

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‘We can play it by ear though, see how people react to it, and if it does take off that’s brilliant. All we want is to showcase these kinds of bands and to give them a platform.

‘We love Portsmouth so much, we cherish it so much as a city that we wanted something a bit “more” – we wanted to stretch out further and get that Flow Forever vibe everywhere​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​.’

The EP will feature previously released songs, acoustic versions and the new title track: ‘It’s like a wrap-up of chapter one, what we've done so far.’


The Loft, Southsea

Friday, February 21

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