Part Time Spies is the title of the second album from Bristol-based quintet The Ramona Flowers, a band that came together out of the ashes of several other projects, taking their name from the lead female character of the comic book and film Scott Pilgrim vs. The World.
The core of the group consists of guitar player Sam James, bass player Wayne Jones and keyboardist/guitarist Dave Betts, who met up with drummer Ed Gallimore and vocalist Steve Bird to begin crafting moody, electronically peppered alternative rock sounds influenced by the new wave, the synth pop and the electronic dance of the '80s.
Part Time Spies was recorded in late 2015 at The Distillery Studios in Bath and produced by the band with Chris Zane (Passion Pit, St. Lucia, Nelly Furtado). it was officialy released last September 9 on Distiller Records.
Lyrically, Part Time Spies is a record surging with human warmth, filled with songs about the things that make life tick: death, rising rents, narcissism, broken relationships, selfies, the end of privacy, drunken nights out and hungover mornings in.
Sonically, it's an uneven record that will charm lovers of 80's acts like Ultravox, Duran Duran, Simple Minds, Depeche Mode and contemporary bands like Bastille, The Killers, White Lies, Two Door Cinema Club.
Watch the video for the latest single Run Like Lola clicking on the image and stream the whole album on Spotify.