DESIGN: Stavrina Kykalou | CODING: Yannis Kotsinos

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  • 'Losing paths' for 'INN Pop' compilation

    'Losing paths' for 'INN Pop' compilation

    This is how we enter 2014..our newest track that soon is gonna be turned into picture...happy new year everybody!

  • MFS Live @ Rover Bar

    MFS Live @ Rover Bar

    It's been 10 years since Elias, Nick and Thanos appeared on stage together for the first time.
    After three releases (Mary's flower Superhead -2006, Sway -2010, Digesting the Animal -2012), they are currently recording their fourth album.
    They start their live performances at Rover bar on Wednesday, 23/10!
    Doors open at 10.00
    Free entrance

  • Acoustic set for Bandrop's Official Launch

    Acoustic set for Bandrop's Official Launch

    Sunday 20/10/2013
    First screening of bandrop sessions with: Cayetano, Madeleine Peyroux, Mary’s Flower Superhead and Sonny Touch.
    Plus acoustic set by Sonny Touch and
    Mary’s Flower Superhead!
    After Bandrop Party dj set by Chris Ex

    μπορντ\\ ντε λό ντρίνκ ρούμ
    Egnatia 45

  • Warm up Festival - 6 D.O.G.S.

    Warm up Festival - 6 D.O.G.S.

    Take a small taste of what is gonna happen at the Warm Up Festival, which will take place at Koufonisi Island, 25-27/7.

    Live acts:
    Melorman (project space)
    Mary's Flower Superhead (main stage)

    After party:
    Blend Mishkin

    On decks:
    Exploding Plastic / Trip Me Up / + More tba

    Saturday, 8th June
    6 D.O.G.S. -Avramiotou 6-8, Monastiraki
    Free entrance

  • ΝΆΙΝ 06 by Mary's flower Superhead

    ΝΆΙΝ 06 by Mary's flower Superhead

    On Sunday 24th of February Mary's Flower Superhead are gonna have some drinks and play some of their favourite tunes at μπορντ \\ ντε λό,
    c ya there!

    Egnatia 45, 54630 Thessaloníki

  • Mary's flower Superhead visit Bucharest / Romania for an alternative live evening at Panic!

    Mary's flower Superhead visit Bucharest / Romania for an alternative live evening at Panic!

    Saturday 10/11/2012
    An Alternative Live Evening @ Panic Club with
    Mary's flower Superhead
    The Amsterdams (ro)
    and Ken Stringfellow (usa)

    Strada Academiei nr 19
    010000 Bucharest, Romania

  • Mary's flower Superhead live at Belgrade/ Serbia!

    Mary's flower Superhead live at Belgrade/ Serbia!

    Sunday 11/11/2012
    Mary's flower Superhead live with Thank You Baudelaire @ Klub Divljina

    Klub Divljina
    Kneza Miloša 9
    11000 Beograd

  • The 'Digesting the Animal' VINYL EP is finally here!

    The 'Digesting the Animal' VINYL EP is finally here!

    Dear friends!

    The 'Digesting the Animal' VINYL EP is finally here!
    By the end of the week you'll be able to find it at the following record stores:

    Vinyl Microstore (Didotou 34,Athens)
    Lotus Record shop (Skra 7,Thessaloniki)
    and Stereodisc (Aristotelous 4,Thessaloniki).

    For friends in other cities or cities abroad of Greece you can always order the Vinyl,cd or any other release of MfS with an email at studio@polytropon.gr or info@marysflowersuperhead.com by sending us your full adress and we'll post your order at your home.
    Payment details by email...just contact us!!!!

    Buy it ,spin it ,take a photo and post it!

    Digesting the Animal (Vinyl EP)-10 euros
    Digesting the Animal (CD )- 5 euros
    Digesting the animal (Vinyl EP+ cd included) - 13euros
    SWAY (CD) -10 euros
    Mary's flower Superhead- self titled (CD- very limited copies)-5 euros.

  • Mary's flower Superhead visit Bucharest / Romania for a very special gig at Control Club!

    Mary's flower Superhead visit Bucharest / Romania for a very special gig at Control Club!

    Saturday 12/5/2012
    The concert is part of a special evening dedicated to Indie Invasion by Leo 'powered by Tuborgsound Control Day Out'

    http://www.control-club.ro/

  • Mary's Flower Superhead Record Release Live!

    Mary's Flower Superhead Record Release Live!

    Saturday 31 March At Gaia Live
    Mfs present Live their new EP
    After Show Dj Set By The Kids At The Club!

  • MFS's brand new EP-Digesting the Animal- is finally done!

    MFS's brand new EP-Digesting the Animal- is finally done!

    Listen and purchase the digital format at http://marysflowersuperhead.bandcamp.com/
    In late April 500 Vinyl copies will be out for you..for the time being the band is getting prepared for the shooting of their new video for the single 'Touch to a blast' which is gonna be directed by stavrina_inno...stay tuned boys n girlz.

  • MFS playing live for a good cause!

    MFS playing live for a good cause!

    MFS playing live for a good cause at the Open Coffee Thessaloniki Xmas party.

    29/12 @ Gaia live

  • ben sherman : official Mary's flower Superhead dress code

    ben sherman : official Mary's flower Superhead dress code

    A Heritage of Modernism
    Ben Sherman set about creating his own shirt, taking influence from his father's work as a tailor and applying to this sporting staple, he created an icon. This practical yet sharp looking garment was soon adopted by a set of style leaders back home: the original Ben Sherman shirt legend was born. The iconic Ben Sherman button-down shirt has been the style staple of a number of youth culture movements for five decades. From 60's mod, to 70's rock, 80's ska and 90's cool Britannia and brit pop. Today the label has become a global lifestyle brand. A global lifestyle brand, sold in over 40 countries worldwide.A Heritage of Modernism

  • Revamp

    Revamp

    Oι Mary’s Flower Superhead σκηνοθετούνται από τον Μάριο Ερμητικό Σπύρογλου και παρουσιάζουν το ‘Revamp’.
    To Revamp είναι μία διαδραστική συναυλία με αρκετές εκπλήξεις που θα συμβαίνουν άλλοτε επι σκηνής και άλλοτε εκτός.

  • MFS Live @ Europavox Festival

    MFS Live @ Europavox Festival

    Mary's Flower Superhead Live at Europavox Festival
    video

  • Digesting the animal

    Digesting the animal

    RELEASED: 2012

  • Sway

    Sway

    RELEASED: 2010

  • Mary's Flower Superhead

    Mary's Flower Superhead

    RELEASED: 2006

Digesting the animal
[x]
TITLE: Digesting the animal
RELEASED: 2012
LABEL: -
FORMATS: EP
ARTWORK: John Pallis
PURCHASE: DIGITAL PHYSICAL
Morocco/seize the light


I’m trying to find myself,trying to fugure it out
why every step I take is another breakdown
I’ve tried to change things over, tried to make it right
procrastination I get ,out of your spite

a breath of fresh pure air, golden tastes arise
a given love to share, escape from hungry eyes
and all you have to offer, just an empty bottle
you ’ve drunk the last, you’ve drunk the last

and now you ask, why I love swimming in the dark
flashing sparkles turn to stars
universe awaits for us
I’m gonna hunt you down , run to the speed of sound
I’m gonna hunt you deep into your deepest sleep
I’m gonna seize the light, breakthrough frozen time
can you hear the sound that makes the world go round
makes the world go round…

just a bitter love
just a bitter love
just a bitter love
Touch to a Blast


Yeah I’ve been waiting for this moment to last
from a magical touch to a blast
so strong but never enough
yeah I’ve been waiting for this moment to last

Some people say that it’s hard to explain
when two people meet from two parallel streets
I don’t really know but this happened to me
the moment I saw your figure across and i…

yeah I’ve been waiting for this moment to last
from a magical touch to a blast
so strong but never enough
yeah I’ve been waiting for this moment to last

Some people say that it’s hard to explain
how can we fit in in a love horror scene
I don’t really know what has happened to me
the moment I saw,you whisper alone and i…

yeah I’ve been waiting for this moment to hold
our bodies so close ,burning hot
so strong ,but never so long
yeah I’ve been waiting for this moment to hold
Blow


I need a ride
the wind on my face feels so cold
cause when I drive
through the night I think of you

I got the perfect crime in my mind
that I’m planning to do
and it seems irresistible
I wanna blow your mind, make it right
and I’m all here for you
becoming mysterious

thought of it twice
I wanna play tricks on you
but never mind
cause when it hurts it feels so good

and I feel paralyzed, paralyzed
and my body can’t move
and I’m trying to reach at you
I see the nightfall, night falls
everything is ambiguous

can you remember the day, that the whole sky was grey
you were standing and messing around with my world
couldn’t stop watching you ,realize if it’s true
and you’re glowing and blowing in to my soul

Need a truth to reveille , promise you something real
I’m just staring and gazing the rain washing you
let’s get lost for a while, disappear in disguise
start moving and grooving ,laughing aloud

I don’t know why, but I still need a dream of you
embracing light, reminds me of eternal youth
Walk away


And I say,and I say, and I say

I say you walk away
I don’t believe that I say you walk away
I say you shouldn’t stay
this is the price ,i say we have to pay

please, feel safe to go
don’t hesitate, this is the time you know
take the chance you have
keep the promise, don’t betray your self

play your cards now
it’s all you can do
on this table it is me and you
all is nothing, all you need now
make the next step, show what’s in you

So you walk away
there is no more to say
So you walk away
there is no time to pray
Champion Racer


So, i should let you know
I’m a champion racer baby
on this marathon road
couldn’t let me drown
when everything flows
can you see the seaside honey
let’s swim to the coast

Everyone knows that our love always grows
and we stay beautiful, so beautiful
if only we crashed, and get rid of the rust
we stay beautiful, so beautiful

I , I let me live and die
but it’s full if spies here honey
beware of their lies

so I start to count
footsteps backwards
please turn around
watch my sun glow

Everyone knows that our love always grows
and we stay beautiful, so beautiful
if only we crashed, and get rid of the rust
we stay beautiful, so beautiful
Washed out


I am buried deep in your fire
I’m drowning deep in your ocean
I keep such a burning desire
urge me to start a commotion

need someone to tell me a story
drive me to another direction
you don’t need to tell me you’re sorry
I need to feel no protection

But I’m lost in the dark
with my eyes wide shut
and I wait for the lights
to turn on

I keep walking into the same streets
they are getting more and more narrow
I keep swimming into the same seas
they are getting more and more shallow

But I’m lost in the dark
with my eyes wide shut
and I wait for the lights
to turn on
and I can’t here no sound
there is no one around
and I walk in the void
growing old

need your hand and strength to pull me
I feel I’m going to swamp down
pull me and try to look straight through me
you’ll se that I’m so washed out
Sway
[x]
TITLE: Sway
RELEASED: 2010
LABEL: Archangel
FORMATS: CD
ARTWORK: Stavrina Inno Kykalou
PURCHASE: DIGITAL PHYSICAL
The Unknown Lane


You said you’d take me to a place
Where I would see what I’ve never seen before
I need to take another race
I have to win or else I’m getting lost

But I am stuck in the unknown lane
Oh yeah I’m stuck, oh yes I’m stuck
And I got no more to pray
I admit it,
I’m so tired, getting tired

And then I saw another you,
You looked in my eyes but you could hardly speak
So disappointed that all was true
Too young to fell so helpless and so weak

But I am stuck in the unknown lane
Oh yeah I’m stuck, oh yes I’m stuck
And I got no more to pray
I admit it
I’m so tired, getting tired
Getting tired, tired now
All the people running round
Seem so tired

So overrated, exaggerated
You see no harm because all was stated
You said you knew it, but then you screw it
Smart enough to be true
Tokyo


No, I won’t let you sleep tonight
Cause I’m here and the beat is so near
Can’t you hear?
I want let you go this time
So pretend you don’t have to try
Come close, take a drag from my smoke
Don’t let go
The night is ours tonight

Ou ou ou I’ll make you think of me night and day
Ou ou ou you thought this is just a role you play
Ou ou ou it’s time to beg me , yeah, I want more
Ou ou ou so baby show me love on the dance floor

Please let me lead the way
Now you sweat
Baby this is the bet that we had
It’s time for you to pay
So let me role the dice
Cause I feel lucky with the stars by my side
Turning bright
I don’t wanna think tonight

Ou ou ou I’ll make you think of me night and day
Ou ou ou you thought this is just a role you play
Ou ou ou it’s time to beg me , yeah, I want more
Ou ou ou so baby show me love on the dance flour

Ou ou ou it’s no decision so hard to take
Ou ou ou no need to speak to communicate
Ou ou ou I know this place but I think I’m lost
Ou ou ou this night is mine tonight in Tokyo
The Boy you can't destroy


take a breath, take a take a breath
coz it is obvious that you want me dead
you're only lies,only only lies
faking i'm your hero
see my face see my see my face
coz it's the last time that you'll leave a trace
now tell me lies tell me tell me lies
Tell me i am your hero
Girl I know your ways
Where your body lays
What you say or do
What you look up to
you're comin out yeah you're coming out
you scream and shout yeah you scream n shout
you want me dead yeah u want me dead
waiting for my prison
but i'm the boy you cannot destroy
i'm always making some more fucking noise
i always play with more nasty toys
babe it's not your season...
Girl I know your ways
Where your body lays
What you say or do
What you look up to
Girl I don’t know how
But you spin me round
Now i hit the road
I don’t look back, I’ll just go..
Cause We


So if you wonder what we got
Simple as that but there’s nothing for us to prove
We just move with our attitude, you know…
That’s what you always loved what you love more
Simple as that now it’s your last shot
To nod at us and stare like you always do
Now you move with our attitude, you know….
That’s what you always loved what you love more

Cause we, We always party hard
Cause we, we got no thoughts about tomorrow
We, have got some people we love
And some others we don’t
All the rest will just follow

Is something wrong? do you thing I’m rude?
Am I excused because jin n tonic works?
I wont stop cause I don’t need you, I know…
That’s what you always loved, what you love more

Cause we, We always party hard
Cause we, we got no thoughts about tomorrow
We, have got some people we love
And some others we don’t
All the rest will just follow
Little Beat


And once upon a time
i met the love suicide
it felt that i could fly
but falling straight from the sky
she knew she made me breath
but i was chocking, i was sick
she made me look naïve
but i still love the way she did...
A Little beat, little beat,
i wanna hear the beat
A Little beat, little beat,
that leads me to your tracks
little beat, little beat,
Off Your Hook


Spin,Spin...Down


Seven


6 a.m


No Second Chances


She said


.
Mary's Flower Superhead
[x]
TITLE: Mary's Flower Superhead
RELEASED: 2006
LABEL: Polytropon Rec.
FORMATS: CD
ARTWORK: -
PURCHASE: PHYSICAL
Naive
-
Innocence is Lying
-
I Sing for You
-
Always Ours
-
On My Own
-
What to Proove?
-
D#2
-
Berlin
-
Re#2
-

  • Losing Paths

    Losing Paths

    Direction: Vasilis Kehagias
    Director Of Photography: Antonis Kounelas

    Available on physical and digital format in the 'INN Pop' compilation
    Purchase on:
    iTunes
    Inner Ear store
    Bandcamp

  • Touch to a Blast

    Touch to a Blast

    Director: stavrina_inno

  • She said

    She said

    Video from the audiovisual interactive concert Revamp @ Gaia/Thessaloniki 2011
    Director: Mario Ermitikos Spiroglou

  • The Boy You Can't Destroy

    The Boy You Can't Destroy

    Director: Mario Ermitikos Spiroglou
    Producer : Angelos Tsaousis

  • Little Beat

    Little Beat

    by stavrina_inno

UPCOMING
DATE CITY VENUE STATE
2014-04-25 Thessaloniki Mavri Tripa Greece


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Mary's Flower Superhead: «Ένας καλλιτέχνης πρέπει να εκφράζει την θέση του και τη άποψη του.»

Mary's Flower Superhead: «Ένας καλλιτέχνης πρέπει να εκφράζει την θέση του και τη άποψη του.»

Η πρώτη μου επαφή με τους Mary's Flower Superhead ήταν όταν πέτυχα ένα ολιγόλεπτο Teaser μέσα από την συχνότητα του MTV, ακούγοντας για πρώτη φορά το riff του The Boy You Can't Destroy .Αυτό ήταν αρκετό για να πυροδοτήσει το ενδιαφέρον μου για αυτούς και προσπαθώντας να μάθω περισσότερα, στην πορεία ανακάλυψα πως δυο γνωστοί μου από την Θεσσαλονίκη επιμελήθηκαν το video για το συγκεκριμένο κομμάτι. Αυτό που απέμενε λοιπόν για να ολοκληρωθεί το παζλ,ήταν να τους παρακολουθήσω ζωντανά και όταν αυτό συνέβη οι τρεις αυτοί cool τύποι κατάφεραν να με κολλήσουν στον τοίχο με την αστείρευτη ενέργεια τους και τα εκρηκτικά riff-άκια τους που αλώνιζαν στην σκηνή του SIX D.O.G.S.

Όμως οι Mary's Flower Superhead, μετρούν ήδη δέκα χρόνια καριέρας και αυτά που έχουν καταφέρει ως τώρα, πολλές άλλες μπάντες θα ζήλευαν. Με τρία EP (Mary's flower Superhead 2006 - Sway 2010 - Digesting the Animal 2012 ) έχουν καταφέρει πέρα από το να δημιουργήσουν το δικό τους κοινό ,να έχουν για παράσημο στο πέτο τους ,συμμετοχές σε μεγάλα φεστιβάλ του εξωτερικού σε Γαλλία, Βουλγαρία και Τουρκία ,κάνοντας μας να τρίβουμε τα χέρια μας από τις μεγάλες προσδοκίες που οι ίδιοι μας έδωσαν το δικαίωμά να έχουμε.

Πρόσφατα δώσατε ένα live στο SIX D.O.G.S. στα πλαίσια του Warm Up Festival, μετά από αποχή πολλών μηνών, πως νιώσατε και πάλι ανεβαίνοντας στην σκηνή?
Πάντα όταν ανεβαίνουμε στην σκηνή νιώθουμε έτοιμοι να να δώσουμε προς τα έξω ένα μεγάλο μέρος της ενέργειας μας,κάτι που βοηθάει να κάνουμε στους εαυτούς μας μια προσωπική ψυχανάλυση μέσω της εκτόνωσης μας.Ειδικά στο συγκεκριμένο διάστημα αποχής συνέβησαν πολλά γεγονότα που από την μία μας κράτησαν μακριά από το stage, από την άλλη μας έκαναν να επιθυμούμε πολύ ένα live σαν αυτό του Warm Up Festival στο SIX D.O.G.S.

Ποιοι είναι οι μουσικοί σας ήρωες και πόσο έχουν επηρεάσει την μουσική των Mary's Flower Superhead?
Mεγαλώσαμε με μουσικές των 90's κυρίως alternative,grunge,indie και punk της εποχής, αλλά και μουσικές παλιότερων δεκαετιών. Θυμάμαι οι Smashing Pumpkins και οι Radiohead είναι δυο από τα groups που λατρεύαμε και οι τρεις μας, από την εφηβεία μας μέχρι και σήμερα. Αλλά νομίζω πως αυτοί που μας έχουν επηρεάσει περισσότερο είναι οι Clash για πολλούς και διαφορετικούς λόγους.Ο καθένας έχει επηρεάσει την μουσική μας άλλες φορές με εμφανή τρόπο και άλλες όχι.

Ποιο είναι το δυσκολότερο πράγμα του να ανήκεις σε μια rock μπάντα?
Το δυσκολότερο και το πιο ενδιαφέρον είναι να συνυπάρξεις με διαφορετικές προσωπικότητες και ιδιοσυγκρασίες σε ένα group. Αυτή η χημεία είναι που σταματάει ή κάνει μια μπάντα να συνεχίζει να δημιουργεί.

Σχετικά με τις συνθέσεις των κομματιών σας, τι είναι αυτό που σας προκαλεί να μπείτε στο studio και να γράψετε?
Στο studio μπαίνουμε συνήθως όταν θέλουμε να παίξουμε κάτι διαφορετικό από αυτό που ήδη παίζουμε.Αυτός είναι ο κυριότερος λόγος και γενικά θέλουμε ο κάθε δίσκος μας να είναι διαφορετικός από τον προηγούμενο.Αυτή είναι η μεγαλύτερη πρόκληση και αν θες αυτό είναι για εμένα η εξέλιξη σε μια μπάντα.

Ο ρόλος των καλλιτεχνών είχε και έχει πάντα μεγάλη επίδραση στο κοινό που τους ακολουθεί ,ποια είναι η άποψη σας (κοινωνική- πολιτική) για τα καθήκοντα ενός καλλιτέχνη ειδικότερα σε μια τόσο ιδιαίτερη περίοδο?
Σε μια τόσο ιδιαίτερη περίοδο ο καλλιτέχνης και επηρεάζετε από τα γεγονότα που βιώνει αλλά και επηρεάζει το κοινό που τον ακολουθεί , πολύ απλά διότι μέσω της μουσικής και της τέχνης εκφράζονται απόψεις και θέσεις είτε καθαρά είτε συμβολικά. Γνώμη μου είναι πώς ένας καλλιτέχνης πρέπει να εκφράζει την θέση του και τη άποψη του για να αφυπνίσει ή να να ερεθίσει κάποια μυαλά,αλλά όχι για να καθοδηγήσει γιατί τότε χάνει τον ρόλο του.

Ποια είναι η μεγαλύτερη στιγμή στην δεκάχρονη καριέρα των Μary's Flower Superhead (ως την επόμενη?)
Δυο στιγμές μπορώ να ξεχωρίσω. Η πρώτη ήταν όταν ανοίξαμε τους Placebo το 2007 και πήραμε μια γεύση του να παίζεις μπροστά σε 5000 κόσμο και η άλλη είναι το 2010 όταν παίξαμε στο Europavox Fest στην Γαλλία και ήταν η πρώτη φορά που βγήκαμε εκτός συνόρων.

Τι αποτελεί για εσάς μια πετυχημένη ζωντανή εμφάνιση?
Μια πετυχημένη ζωντανή εμφάνιση είναι όταν ξέρεις ότι έχεις δώσει τον καλύτερο σου εαυτό στην σκηνή και έχεις εισπράξει τον αντίστοιχο ενθουσιασμό από το κοινό.Είτε αυτό είναι 1000 άτομα είτε 30.

Θα ήθελα να μου αναφέρετε ορισμένες μπάντες που έχουν τραβήξει το δικό σαν ενδιαφέρον και πιστεύετε ότι το ίδιο θα έπρεπε να συμβεί και με το 'μουσικό κοινό'.
Η τελευταία μπάντα που έχει τραβήξει το ενδιαφέρον μας είναι οι Psycedelic Trips To Death από την Θεσσαλονίκη οι οποίοι έχουν να πουν και να δώσουν πολλά.

Με ποιες μπάντες θα θέλατε να μοιραστείτε την σκηνή για ένα live?
Πάντα μας αρέσει να παίζουμε με μπάντες που έχουμε φιλικές σχέσεις και μας αρέσει να περνάμε χρόνο μαζί γενικότερα.Τα πρώτα μας live τα κάναμε με τους Five Star Hotel με τους οποίους θα θέλαμε να συναρπάσουμε ξανά επάνω στην σκηνή.Επίσης με τους Zebra Tracks αλλά και τους Sad Disco για τον λόγο που προανέφερα αλλά και επειδή μας αρέσει ο συνδυασμός των μουσικών μας σε ένα line up.

Ποια είναι τα σχέδια των M.F.S. για το άμεσο μέλλον?
Αυτό τον καιρό ξεκινάμε την ηχογράφηση της καινούργιας μας δουλειάς, η οποία θα κυκλοφορήσει γύρω στον ερχόμενο Δεκέμβριο.Οπότε με βάση την κυκλοφορία θα προγραμματιστούν και οι live εμφανίσεις μας.

Ναπολέων Αδάμος

Interview for Urban Muzica (Romania)

Interview for Urban Muzica (Romania)

1. Hello guys! First of all I’m very curious how did you choose the name of the band, what means Mary’s Flower Superhead for you?
Hey there! The story of our name is actually a bit funny. When we were sitting in our studio searching for possible names for the band our sound engineer came up with “Mary’s flower Superhead”. At first it sounded really impressive and psychedelic and we liked it. When we asked him how he came up with it he answered that it’s the actual translation in English of the name of a female cult singer of our city. The whole thing was so hilarious that we decided we should keep it. From that time, the name Mary’s flower Superhead gives us the opportunity to have the best times of our lives..through passion for music, gigs, rock n roll and whatever that implies…

2. How would you classify your music? Mix of indie, electro-pop, alternative? How come did you choose to play this kind of music, and none other?
Actually we have passed through many kinds of music and we are open in experimenting with other kinds as well. Our first self titled record back in 2005-2006 was most influenced by the American indie/punk scene. Our next release “SWAY” was more into disco-punk and our latest release “Digesting the Animal” is an indie EP with many electro pop and psychedelic pop elements. It has to do with what music we are into the period we compose and record our songs. Also we don’t want our records to be the same. We like to have a separate concept for each one of them. It makes our work more interesting and it fulfills our roles as musicians and composers. We’d like Mary’s Flower Superhead music to keep changing shapes and colors while staying authentic and recognizable.

3. Do you just focus on music or there is something else that you do for your everyday life?
Our main focus is music but we have to do other jobs for living as well. The kind of music we’ve chosen to do, does not provide us with the money that make ends meet, especially in the country we live in. But we should remember something that The Kinks said back in the 60’s- when Rock n’ Roll becomes your occupation then it stops being Rock n’ Roll… -that explains many things.

4. I read you like football, Aris or PAOK? Greek fans are known for their enthusiasm and their fabulous shows on the terraces, just like them, your live shows are an explosion of energy. What/How do you feel when you’re on stage?
Actually I support Iraklis but between Aris and PAOK I totally support PAOK. Regarding our live shows we feel that when we are on stage we live in another reality ,in another parallel universe trying to draw the audience away with us. We let the chemistry between us work and end up in explosions and fireworks. This is how our emotions and sounds get visualized in our minds when appearing on stage.

5. You already played with Placebo, which other bands would you like to play/tour along with?
If we choose from the huge names we’d like to open for a Depeche Mode concert. It is one of the bands that the three of us love. But I think we’d like to tour with all the bands we love and they are too many to be mentioned.

6. Your late album “Digesting the animal” was released as an independent record, do you plan to make a deal with some studio in order to try to “become mainstream” ? Is that kind of success important for you (selling many, many copies, appear on radio/tv)?
The reason that we decided “Digesting the Animal” would be an independent release is that the “indie” or “alternative” audience in our country is not so big, which makes a record label not necessary for us.We don’t deny approaching a bigger audience and this is the reason why we try to get our music abroad, in countries other that Greece. But this doesn’t make us mainstream as long as we do our music the way we like to do it. Moreover appearing on tv or radio is not necessarily bad. It always depends why you do it and how you do it.

7. What are Mary’s Fower Superhead plans, for this summer, for next year(s)?
Our plans for the summer are after returning from the vacation we totally NEED! to get back in the studio to record our new stuff so that we have a new release in the end of 2012-start of 2013. Meanwhile we’ll start organizing our tour schedule for the next year.

8. We really enjoyed your concert in Control Club, how was the “Romanian experience” for you? What could you say about the public, the things you saw here? A message for your Romanian fans?
Actually we are really glad that we played in this fantastic indie club with so many beautiful people. The audience was full of energy and welcomed us from the very beginning of the show, which made a really good vibe for us. We loved playing for you guys and we anticipate for our next gig in Romania. Our message to the Romanian fans is to keep on dancing and stay as cool as you are…see you soon!

...we should remember something that The Kinks said back in the 60’s- when Rock n’ Roll becomes your occupation then it stops being Rock n’ Roll… -that explains many things.

Regarding the show at Residents
(December 2010)

Regarding the show at Residents <br/>(December 2010)

I won’t be objective. I never am anyway, since it is always my personal opinion that I write about. Without the burden of any objectivity, I write a, rather delayed, report of one of the best Greek bands around today.

I am referring to our own Mary’s Flower Superhead. And by ‘our own’ I mean how we feel about the band, all of us who have been there under the stage to applaud them and support them all these years.

So last Sunday we were all at the attic of Residents to see M.F.S. play live. I keep saying to anyone who asks me about them: ‘if you like guitars, even if you don’t know any of their songs, you will have a good time, and dance to some of these songs’. I am so sure about them because of their live shows, since they are one of the few bands that perform live better than in the studio. The tightness of the band, the well tuned bass of Nikos, the superpower of Thanos behind the drums and the aura of the experienced rocker of Ilias with his guitar hanging from his shoulders, are factors that prove this in not an accident of luck.

Their performance at Residents was another confirmation.

They may never become famous or rich by doing what they do, since the Greek system fails to accept their indie post/punk sound and promote them but whoever listens to them will follow them

So, let’s sway with a band that makes you proud for what comes from your country and your numb city when talent and love for music are combined

Grigoris Papadopoulos

TO VIMA 25/8/2010 – Daily newspaper

What common thing is there between folk songs and post punk? And especially the English speaking Greek rock scene? Obviously none whatsoever, but still, there was one night when three friends were in a studio working on their songs. They hadn’t decided on the name of their band and at some point the pens were on fire! They didn’t like that name, the other one was funny, until at some point the sound engineer threw a name out: Μary΄s Flower Superhead, which is a direct translation of the name of Marianthi Kefala, a legendary folk singer from Thessaloniki. And hence, the Greek alternative scene had another representative.

Last May though, Μary΄s Flower Superhead became famous to a French audience too.
It all started with their performance at the Music Day in Athens. They met with some French bands and agents there, talked and before they knew it they were playing at Clermont Ferrand, for the International Music Day.

‘It all went well’ says Ilias. ‘They heard us from other countries too, so now we start to see playing abroad as an option, and why not? It was the first time we played in France, and it was something we didn’t expect. We are talking with agents in Estonia, Spain and France now. It all sounds great, but…’ But what? ‘When I tried to get some time off from work for a month and a half, and so did Nikos and Thanos, we understood how difficult it is to make music in Greece.’

Difficulties though don’t stop in music. ‘There’s a lot happening these days. But, I have recently started working and living on my own, I haven’t known differently. I have heard about changes but the older people understand these. I see a cultural and social explosion. What I mean is that this consumerism and abundance brought us to a point that it comes back to our face. Economy after all comes around. There are always victims unfortunately’. Ilias would like to ‘get a van and travel around Europe playing live. That’s music. People in Greece expect to become super bands and people will come knocking at their doors. I guess we have to knock at some doors’.

Μary΄s Flower Superhead knocked at the door. It may not have opened yet, but the key is turning. Don’t forget that Αphrodite΄s Child started in France too.

‘In Greece you are not allowed to create’

The band started in 2003 when Ilias, Nikos and Thanos decided to unite their powers and their influences (Interpol, Κlaxons, Μaximo Ρark, Green Day etc.) creating a sound sometimes ‘dirty’ sometimes ‘pop’.

Last spring their second album ‘Sway’ was released.

They have opened shows for Ρlacebo and Μadrugada, while still working their day time jobs and ‘spitting blood at work. Things are not easy. I feel that in Greece you are not allowed to create’.

Rock n Roll Is Here… On Stage
TORA Κ44 Club, Athens - 27/03/2010

Rock n Roll Is Here… On Stage <br/>TORA Κ44 Club, Athens - 27/03/2010

There aren’t many bands in the Greek scene for which you could say that they are better live than in a studio. Or at least that you enjoy seeing them live to be more precise. Actually, when it comes to the bands with English lyrics, the rule is the opposite of that, Raining Pleasure and the Last Drive being the obvious exceptions.

I remember the Honeydive being strong on the stage but weak on their albums, mainly due to poor production standards. I also remember liking Ziggy Was live more than their albums. And that was not because of some mistakes in the studio but rather because when they performed live the clichés like ‘explosive’ and ‘mind blowing’ were coming true. They, after all, were among the ten best live bands of the 90’s in the world. If you had heard them then you know.

With these thoughts I left the Tora K44 club (I never understood why they added Tora in their name) on Saturday night. It was the fourth or fifth time that I saw Mary's Flower Superhead live and since it had been a long time from the last one my suspicions were confirmed.

They are one of the few Greek bands who ‘swallow’ the rock ‘n’ roll energy regardless of the trendsetters of the time. They may suffer from an agony to create an up to date post post punk sound but live what remains is a trio of amazing musical ability, tight as no other band, a trio that doesn’t even have to look to each other to communicate.

Everything starts from a drummer who everyone should be jealous of, not just bands that don’t have a good rytmh section, but especially those who think they do. Combined with his archetypal rock look, Thanos, the perfect drummer of MFS comes from the days when guys with names like Ginger Baker and Mitch Mitchell would not allow any more jokes about drummers and reaches the today when drummers were envious of drum machines. And he doesn’t need any of latter.

On this solid ground, with guitar and bass on equally capable and worked out measures, the live sound of Mary's Flower Superhead, is established. A sound so liberated and strong that you can’t breathe even if it is not followed by an appropriate composition. Something rare in any case, since most of their songs have all the rock'n'roll elements without neglecting the basic pop values

The set list was based on the recently released Sway (recorded two years ago however) which will soon be talked about. The already known ‘Tokyo’ and ‘No Second Chances’ pumped the audience which seemed to be familiar with their sound and aesthetics. A few days ago Theodosis Michos, send me an sms report from the Bokomolech show, claiming to be in a time machine which threw him back to the 90’s, especially from the audiences point of view. In here, things were truly post 00’s and despite the undisputable quality Bokomolech, and all the old school bands in general, the truth is that rock 'n' roll has to be freshly produced and consumed

Keeping in mind that we haven’t seen every single band live, I will fearlessly claim that Mary's Flower Superhead are, at this time, the most overachieving band in the alternative rock scene (excluding some thunderous rockabilly bands since playing live is their main concern). I hear that they will play in Europavox in France and it will be unfair if they don’t move on to the stages of the Primavera Sound. They had, after all, produced a giant sound against Placebo and they also created a big buzz at Residents, when they actually played at ‘home’.

Aris Karampeazis

INTERVIEW
22/6/2009 (www.avopolis.gr)

There are Greek bands that attempt to sing with English lyrics and sound like a bad imitation of their American and British colleagues. There are others that you would never know that they grew up here in Greece, and in Thessaloniki. This is the case with Mary’s Flower Superhead, for whom I bet that they will be in our lives for many years to come. If you want to know more about them this interview is a good chance.

Your ‘identity’ at myspace is confusing. Are you indie, post-punk or something else?
I guess something else, we are also confused. We definitely play with guitars though

So, is Thessaloniki still producing bands after 2000?
Thessaloniki definitely has a reputation for good bands, but I think that now there’s a growth in the whole Greek scene. The bar is raised everywhere, and in every city there is a great new band.

What’s your opinion on the DIY approach? Is this also a trend?
As long as there are record companies who take advantage of bands DIY will rise. Most of the sales nowadays (if there are any) are from the internet. We all know how easy, and almost free, it is to be promoted on myspace, facebook and the following these sites have. So, do the math!!

What happened to the alternative Greek scene of the 90’s?
What happened? The foundations for what you listen to today were set. That’s what happened.

What makes you write English lyrics? Are the Greek borders too narrow for a rock band?
We write English lyrics because we believe that it suits ours music. And don’t tell me that you listen to indie bands from Romania, I won’t believe you. As for the borders, it is true but only because either we didn’t have the right bands for the job or we were not noticed enough.

Two years ago you said in an interview that the first thing we need to change in Greece is the ‘low standards in the artistic production’. Can you tell me what you meant? Are things better now?
When we say artistic production we don’t just mean record production, which has been improved lately, but more about live shows, distinguishing the roles of bands or artists and the promoters, event organizers. Usually, all the shows were organized quickly, and the band had to play all the above mentioned roles. But I think that recently there have been some important steps towards a better future.

Why was a delay in the release of Sway?
It was delayed because, first of all, we had to produce the record ourselves at Thano’s studio and he is working on other projects too. So, there was a lot of work on his behalf, we had to upgrade the equipment of the studio, but also we experimented in order to create our own style for the production of Sway. It is scheduled for October and I don’t think it will be delayed any longer

What will make Sway successful for you?
Usually, it’s the sales, but I wouldn’t’t dare to judge the sales these days. For us it will be successful if it fulfills our expectations and if it satisfies our friends who follow us all these years. Also, the amount of people that will come at our shows after the release of Sway will tell a lot

What are your future plans?
Our direct plans, after the release of Sway include many shows and many rehearsals to find our sound. And new compositions.

Can you tell me about the song that you were writing when I interrupted you for the interview?
It’s about a good morning to a beautiful girl, the songs that I will play at a party tonight an about the food I’m about to cook cause I’m hungry!

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BIO

Mary flower's superhead

Mary’s Flower Superhead were formed in the summer of 2003. Three friends from Thessaloniki-Greece shared their passion for independent music and got in the studio to feel how it is to produce music and express themselves through sound. They have released so far two LPs, Mary’s Flower Superhead (2006 - Polytropon Records) and SWAY (2010 - Archangel Records). Their new EP 'Digesting The Animal' is finally released! (June 2012 - Independent release).

They have played extensively in Greece and in 2010 an invitation to play abroad came by Europavox Festival (Clermont Ferrant- France), when MFS played along with Pete Doherty, Peter Hook, Richard Hawley, The Plasticins and other European artists. The next year, two successful gigs followed in Sofia and Istanbul. They have supported the Placebo gig in Thessaloniki (2007) and they have played with Stereo MC’s (Reworks Festival, 2009), Madrugada, Erase Erata and other artists.

Until now, they have gained very enthusiastic reviews, mostly from the local but from the international press as well, praising their live performances and the energy the band shares on stage.

MFS are:

Elias S: Vocals,Guitar,synth
Nick D: Bass, B Vocals, synth
Thanos K: Drums, B Vocals, synth

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