You might not necessarily expect it, but Cardiff is beginning to make a name for itself as home to some of the greatest underground bands as of late; and arguably the most talented bunch is post-punk collective Chain of Flowers, who have just debuted their first new material since the release of 2015’s self-titled debut album.
‘Let Your Light In’ channels the usual hazy vocals and urgent guitar riffs that have become synonymous with Joy Divison and Eagulls, but with a slightly happier vibe – an attempt to move slightly beyond the band’s originally dense shoegaze sound.
On this new found optimism, vocalist Joshua Smith explains: “Relationships of all kinds keep this world moving. We live in times of profound darkness, though I somehow find myself lucky enough to be surrounded by people that pour some light and inspiration back in to my life and this is not to be taken for granted. This song is an ode to love and companionship around the world, a gratuitous nod to the better aspects of the human race. A thank you for being you.”
With Chain of Flowers evidently attempting to find light within their once melancholy world, it’s going to be an ridiculously exciting wait to see what else they have in store for us.