- September 7, 2017
8:30 am - 11:30 pm
Popdottir: The Stargazer Lilies [us] + Flowers [nl]
Can’t go to Los Angeles? No worries, Popdottir brings Los Angeles to you!
Venue: Roodkapje Rotterdam, Tickets 5e at the door.
The Stargazer Lilies is the brainchild of husband and wife team, John Cep and Kim Field, pioneers of shoegaze’s new wave with former band Soundpool. The Stargazer Lilies is the evolution of their gaze, this time with added psych rock elements (think MBV meets Pink Floyd). Cep’s heavy effects-driven guitars are accented by drummer, Tammy Hirata’s minimalist approach, along with Field’s dreamy vocals and drony bass lines.
Following their debut album We Are The Dreamers in 2013, their sound was described in SPIN Magazine as a “reverb-washed slo-mo assault of Slowdive with the sparkling ambiance of air channeled into a lush, guitar-swollen whole. Psych-fuzz epic.”
PopMatters says, “The Stargazer Lilies possess a truly widescreen, cinematic sound with crescendos that build cascading waves of sound enveloping your whole body. The music is a bit darker than standard dream pop fare, but that only makes it much more mesmerizing.”
Brad Laner of Medicine describes them like this: “This is what your so- called shoegaze is supposed to sound like. Incredible melodies and singing plus great guitar work.”
FLOWERS is a deux-piece stonerrock band from Amsterdam. Inspired by the North-American West Coast, they sing about the vastness of ‘the grand nature’ and restrict Dutch small-mindedness in fluorescent doom.