The Ramona Flowers

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Why The Ramona Flowers.

“We named our group after the female lead (Ramona Flowers) played by the American actress Mary Elizabeth Winstead in the movie 'Scott Pilgrim vs the World’. Ramona Flowers is capable of traveling through sub-space and has 7 evil ex-boyfriends (The League Of Evil Exes).

We’re big fans of Canadian cartoonist Brian Lee O’Malley’s work.

“Other contenders before we decided on a name were- Winter Wolf, Wolf of Millions. For some reason we had a wolf fetish going on”.

Proud to be from Bristol.

“It's just a seriously cool city to live in. It has it's own unique vibe and undercurrent, a soul that gets under your skin.

Bristol is a vibrant, multicultural city with a thriving music and arts scene, amazing nightlife.
It was voted the best city in Britain to live in. Not to mention, it also won EU's European Green Capital Award.

How the band got together.

Sam met Wayne at art school.

Dave met Sam and Wayne in the pub.

Ed met Dave through a girl in the bakery.

Steve met the band through Craigslist.

The very first rehearsal they had, they ended up writing what sounded like a cross between The Red Hot Chili Peppers and Bloc Party. Of course things have since changed.

"If You Remember" (the new single). 
It's about two lifelong friends and one of them has hit complete rock bottom. The one friend reminds the other of better times to try to help pick him back up emotionally.

The main melodic hook of the song was written in the garage. “We were playing around with operatic voices on the computer. Skipping past Pavarotti, we found a less dramatic female lead and the song progressed from there.”

When a song is played live for the first time in front of an audience.

“It's exciting to release a new song into the world and to see the reaction, but it can also be a bit terrifying! When you play a song for the first time, we have a lot of stuff going on onstage - you’re trying to remember all the parts, while trying to perform and this is all mixed with adrenaline rushes and a little trepidation. Something can always go wrong.”

The band member with the most odd prep habit while on tour.

Ed our drummer walks around shouting to himself pre-show. We walk around shouting at Ed afterwards when he drops a beat.

When they’re not making/playing music.

Surfing, drinking, partying, traveling & gambling.

Favorite food on the road.

Jim’s Philly Cheese Steak, South St. Philadelphia. http://www.jimssouthstreet.comhttp://www.theramonaflowersmusic.com/

Press Releases

10.13.17//The Ramona Flowers Come Alive With New Single “Strangers”

The Ramona Flowers Come Alive With New Single “Strangers”




UK Band Release High Energy Single










Los Angeles, CA - The Ramona Flowers are back with a new single, “Strangers.” The upbeat, funky, electro-dance track relishes that special moment when you meet someone new and have an instant connection with them. The song embodies the mystery of a new encounter. “Strangers” is now available for download on digital music outlets everywhere.

The song was recorded in Bath, England with producer Chris Zane (Passion Pit, Friendly Fires, Bat For Lashes). “‘Strangers’ is written about that special feeling you get when you first meet someone and wishing that you could relive that over and over again,” explains lead singer, Steve Bird. “Ironically, this was a rare song where we wrote it collectively as a band, but nobody was in the same room at the same time. We just all knew the vibe instantly, but it was a bit like we were strangers."

The Ramona Flowers is a five-piece, electro-pop band that formed almost by chance in Bristol, one of the most vibrant and multicultural cities in the UK. Taking inspiration from the movie Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, the band chose to name themselves after the female lead, Ramona Flowers. The band specializes in infectious electronic beats infused with indie-rock and pop influence that is downright addictive.

The band’s recent EP release, Magnify (Distiller Records), was a fan favorite and earned them performances at Glastonbury Festival events and on the Fuji Rock Festival, as well as tours across Europe and Asia.

The band will make its way to the United States this November.

“Strangers” is available on digital music platforms worldwide Friday, October 13th.

Keep up with The Ramona Flowers by visiting TheRamonaFlowersMusic.com.



07.21.17//The Ramona Flowers Release New EP ‘Magnify’

The Ramona Flowers Release New EP ‘Magnify’

Los Angeles, CA -  Fresh off their appearance at the famous Glastonbury Festival, The Ramona Flowers have today released a new four track EP called Magnify.

Current single, ‘If You Remember’ is presented alongside a Luxxury Remix and new cuts, ‘Take Me Apart’ and ‘Numb Drunk’. As beguiling as ever, the EP is a sleek, bass driven, electronically informed modern pop record with synthetic textures and melodies.

Optimistic in sound, the “If You Remember” music video (featuring actor Brian Blessed and brought to life by video director Roger Sargent) inspires positivity through heartwarming visuals and buoyant noise. It’s a feel good video in not so feel good times. “The song itself depicts triumph over adversity, telling a story of someone down on their luck,” explains the band.

Based in Bristol, The Ramona Flowers are Steve Bird, (vocals), Ed Gallimore (drums), Sam James (guitar), Dave Betts (keyboard/guitar) and Wayne Jones (bass). With nearly half a million YouTube views and over 250 thousand Spotify plays, the band are quickly gaining domestic and international attention. They are touring Europe and Japan (including the prestigious Fuji Rocks Festival) this year.

Keep up with The Ramona Flowers by visiting TheRamonaFlowersMusic.com.