Dave's Faves: RIYL UK Shoegaze (Slowdive, Ride, etc)
Limited blue colored vinyl LP pressing. For songwriting duo Joey Cobb and Katie Drew of White Flowers, one of the most exciting young bands in the UK right now, it was only on leaving London to return to their native Preston that the dark-hued dreampop of their debut album, Day By Day, began to crystalize. The pair found that by using equipment they barely understood, they produced their most innovative work. Beginning on GarageBand, they crafted loops that turned into songs, and by the time they'd worked out how to use it, they'd graduated to a drum machine. Now very much in control, and with a clear and determined focus, the pair began producing music that, whilst leaning into the North's post-punk past, possessed a vision and depth informed by their own post-industrial Preston experiences.