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"Night Flowers EP Review"

SOUNDS LIKE: A mix of mellow vocals, upbeat instrumentals and interesting tempos.

So on first listen, all five songs on this handmade EP from the Toronto trio have got everything a band should: Catchy tunes, a smooth voice courtesy of Kim Heron, and a song about cheerleaders. What more could one ask for?

"Pep Rally", which is extremely addictive, makes me think of a gothic cheerleader who obviously doesn't have a lot of spirit. That may be why I like it - it's catchy in a dark way, not a Britney Spears way. The girl-guy-girl union gives each song a unique sound as they each take turns singing. The last two songs slow down a bit, but still keep a danceable beat. "Knock on Wood", which finishes up the short album, makes me want to hear more from these guys. The vocals are well done and I can feel the heart of the band in each word.

Now, if you'll excuse me, I'm going to go listen to the moody cheerleader song again.

- Jennifer Kentfield

October 10, 2008
- SoundProof Magazine

"LIVE review: Indie Week 2008 showcase"

For a band that has an utterly charming presence, they certainly can dish-out the rock, joyous, dynamic, a high-energy performance that commands attention. A majestic, raw sound laced with a hauntingly sweet atmosphere.

-Ben Obina

October 10, 2008 - Lonely Vagabond

"Weekly Alibi"

Night Flowers are a little trio from Toronto. They've got influences in the darker/grungier side of things like PJ Harvey and Autolux, and they do a damn good job of sounding brash as well as intelligent, while handling topics of society with wit and a little sarcasm. If you're a fan of Sleater-Kinney you should dig what they're layin' down.

October 16, 2008 - Pulse Niagara

"Night Flowers-Night Flowers Review"

Night Flowers are Toronto three-piece act – and this EP of five songs showcases an interesting switch in sounds for two of the members. Sködt McNalty and Tara Rice are both in a Toronto soundscape band called 5th Projekt, and they met Kim Heron, the third member of what has become Night Flowers while demoing for another session member for 5th Projekt last year.

The five songs on this EP; consisting of ‘Man Of The People’; ‘Pep Rally’; ‘Ground Zero’; Fortune Cookie’ and ‘Knock On Wood’ all showcase a sound that seems to pull from the raunchier rock of the Patti Smith seventies mixed together with an ear on what’s been happening on the indie scene over the past five years or so. The strength of lead track ‘Man Of The People’ is worth the price of the Night Flowers EP alone – being a rocking, fuzzed-out single with a strong chorus mixed together with some weighty percussion. When I play these Night Flowers songs I find myself wondering if 5th Projekt has now become a side project to Night Flowers. ‘Man Of The People’ is a song so great, that it’s almost crying out to be heard on the radio – and I’m hoping somebody out there in radio-land is listening.

Review by Mike Bax

November 28, 2008 - Fazer Magazine


Night Flowers - EP (September 16, 2008)

Track Listing:
Man of the People
Pep Rally
Ground Zero
Fortune Cookie
Knock on Wood



Night Flowers is a rabblerousing Indie-Post-Mod-Alt-Rock girl-boy-girl band based in Toronto who are writing the fuzzy alternative rock soundtrack to life.

It was in the summer of 2007, with Tara and Sködt freshly charged from recording in the sunny south, when they met an even sunnier Kimpossible. The music that they now create bring the flowers of the sixties to meet the grunge of the nineties in a melodic journey of distortion pedals, fuzz bass and three-part vocal harmonies. A journey that took the band on tour throughout Northern and Southern Ontario during the summer and fall of 2008, including an invitation to play at Toronto’s Indie Week along the way.

The trio’s first EP is a waving motorcade of parading protest, angsty anthems, grungy guitar rallies and sonic suggestions which was self-produced and recorded in their rehearsal studio, mixed by Jordon Zadorozny (Sam Roberts, Abbey) and mastered by Juno award nominee João Carvalho.

The procession begins with ‘Man of the People’. Tongue-in cheek, riffy and raucous, this song urges one to wake up and smell the roses, but to also trip the light fantastic! In ‘Pep Rally’, the theme of control, dominance and the struggle to be on top reaches an apex as it is sung by a cool and not-so-sure cheerleader, supported by a pyramid of fuzz bass and guitar.

"For a band that has an utterly charming presence, they certainly can dish-out the rock, joyous, dynamic, a high-energy performance that commands attention. A majestic, raw sound laced with a hauntingly sweet atmosphere. "
-Lonely Vagabond