Celebrated Bristol-based quartet The Ramona Flowers have today released their vinyl EP, Gotta Get Home via Distiller Records. Spanning six tracks, the EP is a mini celebration of the year and includes the Top 10 Oliver Nelson Club Mix of California as well as previous single, Up All Night, (featuring Nile Rodgers) – currently turning into an Alternative US radio hit – which has now surpassed the one million mark in combined streams. Two unheard tracks also feature, including the fan favourite, I Dance Alone.
The band recently released the dreamy title track, alongside the music video which can be seen here. Written about guitarist Sam Dyson’s personal family life but through the eyes of lead vocalist Steve Bird, the track showcases the band’s signature musicianship.
2022 has been The Ramona Flowers’s most prolific year so far. The band have just wrapped 10 shows supporting The Libertines on their Up The Bracket 20th Anniversary tour. Just before this, they performed at the Formula 1 Singapore Grand Prix, and went down a storm on the Barns Courtney US Tour. In September, The Ramona Flowers played LA’s buzzy Peppermint Club with Barns Courtney and YONAKA, and headlined a packed out Omeara in London. This Summer saw The Ramona Flowers support the likes of Tom Grennan in the UK, and rock heavyweights Muse and Placebo at Firenze Rocks in Italy. Showing no signs of slowing down, the band have been confirmed to support Reverend & the Makers on their UK Tour in Feb 2023.
The Ramona Flowers – Steve Bird (vocals), Sam Dyson (guitar), Dave Betts (keyboards, guitar) and Ed Gallimore (drums) – have hit on a rich new seam of creativity meaning that, for a band maturing into its fourth album, they sound a lot like a group just about to release its debut. From these upcoming songs a story emerges: of four men resisting, accepting then finally celebrating adulthood. “This is the best chance we’ve ever had,” drummer Ed Gallimore states. “And we’re making the best music we’ve ever made.” “We’re hungry,” Steve states. “This band is still why I get up every day, what I think about every day. I live and breathe it every day and I refuse to go through the motions.” The new music’s a celebration of sorts, he adds. “A celebration of still existing, still being alive, still making music and still having something to say.”