Throughout the LP, the band doesn’t focus on just one genre, but rather experiment with multiple styles and techniques.
Canada has never been short of musical talent. There have been some incredible acts of various genres pushing through the permafrost, and The Radiation Flowers are certainly one of them.
The band has recently released an excellent self-titled LP:
The album opens with ‘Sunfire Drug Haus’- an over seven-minute-long track – that firmly sets the mood and serves as a great introduction to The Radiation Flowers colourful sound. Throughout the LP, the band doesn’t focus on just one genre, but rather experiment with multiple styles and techniques. They seamlessly combine alternative rock, grunge, shoegaze, and psychedelic rock to create complex and diverse compositions. Their music is carefully textured into multiple layers that expand immensely creating a delightful atmosphere saturated in various sounds. Shelby Gaudet’s voice propels through the soundscape adding an extra dimension to the band’s, at times dreamy and at times intense, sound.
Along their sonic journey, the band achieves a perfect equilibrium between darkness and light. Some of the tracks on ‘Sunfire Drug Haus’ such as ’17’ and ‘Run’ are on the heavier side with strong emphasis, rhythmic intensity and repetition, brought to life by dense drumming and steady guitar riffs. Other tracks such as ‘Sunfire Drug Haus’ and ‘Dark Night’ are more atmospheric and delicate with added emphasis on melodies and guitar delays.
This is definitely an album worth discovering and adding to your library.