Megaflora are a punk-tinged, indie-pop band hailing from a place the band describe as the Deep South (of London). They’ve been touring regularly for the best part of three years, and released their debut album, Redwoods via Everything Sucks at the end of 2016. Touring that record the band ended up sharing a stage with Swanning, and have subsequently come to record a split 7″ with the band, which is due out on Everything Sucks next month. Ahead of the release, we’re delighted to share the video to one of the tracks lifted from the record, Nunavut.
The various members of Megaflora have all been in various musical projects before, but Megaflora is their most obviously pop incarnation; an experience they admit they’re having a great time trying to perfect. Nunavut is a fine example, Max and Ellen exchanging vocal lines, both at times taking the lead line then dropping back into the backing. Musically, it’s built around a propulsive, twangy bass-line, creative, driving drum beats and bright poppy guitar lines played with the speed and energy of a punk band. There’s nods to the likes of Veronica Falls or label-mates The Whooperups.
The accompanying video, directed by Al Swinfen, was recorded on one of the hottest days of the year so far. The video sets out, “to tell a story of arctic misadventure and camaraderie, capturing some of the magic of an ill-conceived adventure with friends”. The video takes the bands obsession with the great explorers of our time, and finds them exploring their own nearest expanse, Mitcham Common.
In support of the upcoming release, the band will be heading out on tour with label-mates Honey Joy at the back-end of the month. Exciting times for a band who make you think there might be life in this jangling, indie-pop idea after all.
The Megaflora/Swanning Split 7″ is available to pre-order on super bright yellow vinyl via Everything Suck Music’s bandcamp, released 4th August. Click HERE for more information on Megaflora – Tour Dates below