Blue Flowers' Memorable Homecoming

Philip Tottman reviews Chiswick band's great comeback at George IV

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On Sunday 16th May the original Blue Flowers monthly music night returned to their old Chiswick home. Here Philip Tottman reviews their memorable comeback at George IV.

As about 300 people queued outside the well known Headliners comedy club doors in the George IV, it was clear that something different was happening.

The usual buzz that you would expect here on a Friday or Saturday seemed to have forced itself over to a Sunday. Tonight however was not an ordinary Sunday evening. It was the first event of the much anticipated return of Blue Flowers.

When they originally left us, they were seeking bigger and brighter horizons, and where better to look than New York City. With one fell swoop of their hand, America was on its knees. Counting the days until the next time Blue Flowers unveiled a new sparkling gem onto the music scene.

However, anyone, no matter how great they are, gets homesick. The Blue Flowers team included. So after leaving the NYC Blue Flowers in the capable hands of their American Colleagues, they were Homeward bound. London was not good enough. Home yes, but nowhere could be more familiar than the great George IV pub in Chiswick. The local home of new music and comedy.

On Sunday Blue Flowers brought to us the best of new music from the States, including Sleigh Bells, with their crushing beats and wailing vocals, to Theophilus London fresh out of the New York hip hop scene. This night also introduced the likes of Luna Belle and Lissie, plus some fantastic guest DJs.

Previously they graced us with music from Mumford and Sons, Florence and the Machine, Adele and Jamie T, so who knows what these masters of new music will discover next.

If you missed this, be ashamed, but only for a while, as Blue Flowers will be back with more sounds, and more musical flowers blooming than you can imagine. All happening in July.

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Phillip Tottman

May 20, 2010