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White Flowers tickets

Bootleg Social in Blackpool

Wednesday 26th May 2021

7:00pm til 10:00pm

Minimum Age: 16

In support of their debut album, out May 7th, Preston's White Flowers stop by Bootleg Social for an intimate socially distanced performance.

 

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White Flowers on Wednesday 26th May 2021

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.

'There’s something uniquely bleak about the North,” says Joey, speaking from the abandoned textile mill that White Flowers call home, “but in that bleakness there’s a certain beauty.”

The pair had left Preston for London to study at art college, and it was there that they first began to explore the nascent psych scene bubbling under in the few remaining arts-orientated spaces in the east of the city. It soon inspired them to begin work on music of their own.

“We didn’t want to be a psych band,” explains Katie, 'but discovering that music gave us both energy and focus. We’ve spent so many years developing these songs, because I think it was important we waited until White Flowers became its own defined thing.'

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. Creating all of their artwork, visuals and overall aesthetic, they began building a world that stretched beyond the music alone – in an unusual circular fashion, this auteurist-like approach became a way of translating their environment and experiences into a form of escapism from the very place that inspired them.

“We’ve always taken care to control every aspect of the White Flowers ‘world’, and because we’ve developed this over time, it feels to us like there’s a separate realm for White Flowers music to exist in,” observes Joey. “More than anything, the isolation that a place like Preston provides means that what we do is very much its own, separate thing”.

That ‘thing’ is the sound of the North at night; the unglamorous North, caught in the hinterlands that divide the main cities, a monochrome psychedelia formed in Preston and the imposing Lancashire hills that envelop them. As if always waiting there for them, in returning to their roots, White Flowers found themselves.

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When on arrival at the venue you will be asked to sanitise, take a temperature check and for your track and trace details. Once this has been done you will be shown to your table by a member of staff via our one way system around the venue. Masks must be worn when moving around the venue and may only be removed when sat at your table. The consumption of alcohol may only be allowed with a meal, Pieminister menu on the Bootleg Social website.

Tickets can only be purchased in groups of one household plus an additional person if they are part of a support bubble. Proof may be required to support this, such as utility bills with names and addresses or tenancy documents. Refunds cannot be given if you are refused entry or asked to leave by venue staff or local enforcement teams due to being unable to provide sufficient proof of this.

Please arrive in your groups before 7:30pm to be seated and to avoid disturbing performance

Music Genres: 

Alternative, Indie

Entry Prices

Minimum age: 16

Entry price (public): £5 (Additional fees may apply)

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physical distancing

Staff follow all safety protocols as directed by local authorities

Individual seating/standing areas

One way systems in place

cleaning

Use of cleaning chemicals that are effective against Coronavirus

Tables/Booths/Seating areas are disinfected between sessions

Hand gel available on site

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Contactless entry using Skiddle RapidScan

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30 Topping Street,
Blackpool,
FY1 3AQ

Tel: 01253 932627

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