floral print was born in late 2014 when Nathan Springer (guitars/vocals) and Paul Demerritt (drums/keys) began fleshing out some songs that Nathan had been toying around with earlier that year. The group, joined by George Pettis of 100 Watt Horse on bass and backup vocals, hit the ground running, recording their debut mini-album woo and touring behind it in the spring of 2015. woo was recorded by Graham Tavel, who would become a sort of extended member of the group through his significant contributions as producer and engineer. Following woo, the band toured the East Coast (and beyond) extensively with a rotating cast of bassists, all of whom would subtly influence the band’s sonic direction. Paul and Nathan recorded their debut LP, mirror stages, at Broad Street Visitor’s Center, again with Graham. It was released by Tiny Engines in 2015 and featured a somewhat darker, more confrontational sound than the band had previously explored. In 2017, Joshua Pittman joined the band on bass, and the trio got to work on songs that would eventually culminate in their self-titled EP (once again recorded by Graham), which was released in 2019. At the end of that year multi-instrumentalist Paris Watel-Young also joined the group. Recently, floral print has debuted new, more explorative material at their energetic live shows. The band is currently in the studio working on their next recorded effort.
PHOTO CREDIT: Lauren Barfield