Mary's Flower Superhead
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Mary's Flower Superhead

Thessaloníki, Central Macedonia, Greece | INDIE

Thessaloníki, Central Macedonia, Greece | INDIE
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Regarding the show at BIOS
I had never seen Mary’s Flower Superhead. I arrived in the middle of the first song of the set ‘New York’. I instantly liked what I heard and the more I noticed them on stage the more I enjoyed them. Solid sound, tight band, down to earth, cool without being obnoxious. And the drummer, I believe, was the best thing about the three of them. I liked most of the songs they played but I mainly kept two songs on my mind. “Boy You Can't Destroy” because it rhymes, and last song of the set, “She Said”, because there was a misunderstanding between the singer, the guitar player and the audience about the title of the song. Every one had heard something different!
Stella Kourmoulaki 28/10/2010 (www.avopolis.gr)
- www.avopolis.gr / Stella Kourmoulaki


Regarding the show at Residents (December 2010)
I won’t be objective. I never am anyway, since it is always my personal opinion that I write about. Without the burden of any objectivity, I write a, rather delayed, report of one of the best Greek bands around today.
I am referring to our own Mary’s Flower Superhead. And by ‘our own’ I mean how we feel about the band, all of us who have been there under the stage to applaud them and support them all these years.
So last Sunday we were all at the attic of Residents to see M.F.S. play live. I keep saying to anyone who asks me about them: ‘if you like guitars, even if you don’t know any of their songs, you will have a good time, and dance to some of these songs’. I am so sure about them because of their live shows, since they are one of the few bands that perform live better than in the studio. The tightness of the band, the well tuned bass of Nikos, the superpower of Thanos behind the drums and the aura of the experienced rocker of Ilias with his guitar hanging from his shoulders, are factors that prove this in not an accident of luck.
Their performance at Residents was another confirmation.
They may never become famous or rich by doing what they do, since the Greek system fails to accept their indie post/punk sound and promote them but whoever listens to them will follow their
So, let’s sway with a band that makes you proud for what comes from your country and your numb city when talent and love for music are combined
http://www.upnloud.gr/index.php/editorial/indiependance-day/105-marys-flower-superhead-live-at-residents
Grigoris Papadopoulos
- www.upnloud.gr / Grigoris Papadopoulos


"Rock n Roll Is Here… On Stage"
Mary?s Flower Superhead
TORA ?44 Club, Athens - 27/03/2010


There aren’t many bands in the Greek scene for which you could say that they are better live than in a studio. Or at least that you enjoy seeing them live to be more precise. Actually, when it comes to the bands with English lyrics, the rule is the opposite of that, Raining Pleasure and the Last Drive being the obvious exceptions.
I remember the Honeydive being strong on the stage but weak on their albums, mainly due to poor production standards. I also remember liking Ziggy Was live more than their albums. And that was not because of some mistakes in the studio but rather because when they performed live the clichés like ‘explosive’ and ‘mind blowing’ were coming true. They, after all, were among the ten best live bands of the 90’s in the world. If you had heard them then you know


With these thoughts I left the Tora K44 club (I never understood why they added Tora in their name) on Saturday night. It was the fourth or fifth time that I saw Mary's Flower Superhead live and since it had been a long time from the last one my suspicions were confirmed.
They are one of the few Greek bands who ‘swallow’ the rock ‘n’ roll energy regardless of the trendsetters of the time. They may suffer from an agony to create an up to date post post punk sound but live what remains is a trio of amazing musical ability, tight as no other band, a trio that doesn’t even have to look to each other to communicate.
Everything starts from a drummer who everyone should be jealous of, not just bands that don’t have a good rytmh section, but especially those who think they do. Combined with his archetypal rock look, Thanos, the perfect drummer of MFS comes from the days when guys with names like Ginger Baker and Mitch Mitchell would not allow any more jokes about drummers and reaches the today when drummers were envious of drum machines. And he doesn’t need any of latter.
On this solid ground, with guitar and bass on equally capable and worked out measures, the live sound of Mary's Flower Superhead, is established. A sound so liberated and strong that you can’t breathe even if it is not followed by an appropriate composition. Something rare in any case, since most of their songs have all the rock'n'roll elements without neglecting the basic pop values


The set list was based on the recently released Sway (recorded two years ago however) which will soon be talked about. The already known ‘Tokyo’ and ‘No Second Chances’ pumped the audience which seemed to be familiar with their sound and aesthetics. A few days ago Theodosis Michos, send me an sms report from the Bokomolech show, claiming to be in a time machine which threw him back to the 90’s, especially from the audiences point of view. In here, things were truly post 00’s and despite the undisputable quality Bokomolech, and all the old school bands in general, the truth is that rock 'n' roll has to be freshly produced and consumed
Keeping in mind that we haven’t seen every single band live, I will fearlessly claim that Mary's Flower Superhead are, at this time, the most overachieving band in the alternative rock scene (excluding some thunderous rockabilly bands since playing live is their main concern). I hear that they will play in Europavox in France and it will be unfair if they don’t move on to the stages of the Primavera Sound. They had, after all, produced a giant sound against Placebo and they also created a big buzz at Residents, when they actually played at ‘home’.
http://www.mic.gr/live.asp?id=33737 Aris Karampeazis

- www.mic.gr / Aris Karampeazis


Thank goodness for the shade of the Spiegeltent, then, where the brilliantly-named Mary’s Flower Superhead are taking to the stage. With a name like that we’re expecting blissed-out psychedelic rock and kaleidoscope visuals but what the Greek trio offer up is actually a set of incredibly catchy indie pop. After travelling non-stop in a van for 15 hours, it’s perhaps understandable that there’s a few bum notes during their opening song but they quickly find their rhythm. Songs like ‘The Boy U Can’t Destroy’ and ‘Tokyo’ get the crowd moving and mark out Mary’s Flower Superhead as a band who warrant closer inspection... - State magazine


Thank goodness for the shade of the Spiegeltent, then, where the brilliantly-named Mary’s Flower Superhead are taking to the stage. With a name like that we’re expecting blissed-out psychedelic rock and kaleidoscope visuals but what the Greek trio offer up is actually a set of incredibly catchy indie pop. After travelling non-stop in a van for 15 hours, it’s perhaps understandable that there’s a few bum notes during their opening song but they quickly find their rhythm. Songs like ‘The Boy U Can’t Destroy’ and ‘Tokyo’ get the crowd moving and mark out Mary’s Flower Superhead as a band who warrant closer inspection... - State magazine


Discography

2006: mary's flower superhead s/t Lp.
2010: SWAY Lp.

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Mary's flower Superhead is a power trio group formed in 2003 in Thessaloniki/Greece.After many significant performances in Greece the popularity of the group exploded when they where chosen to be the support group of Placebo in Thessaloniki(2007).After a fantastic appearance in front of 5000 people MfS where chosen to play with other great bands like Madrugada(2008) and Stereo Mc's, Moderat and Fisgerspooner at Reworks fest(2009).In May 2010 MfS made their first move abroad of Greece when they were invited to play in Europavox fest (Clermont Ferand/FR) with Peter Hook, Pete Doherty,Richard Hawley and many more significant artists extracting great reviews from the international press.After some very succesfull shows in Istanbul(TR) and Sofia(BG),MfS are willing to take part in fests around Europe introducing their disco punk sound and their highly energetic and impressive performance to the European audience.