London based imprint Night Beach Records is pleased to announce the forthcoming Poster Girl EP from LA's Phlo Finister. Released this July 27 th, the EP will mark the first formal release from Californian singer and self-styled 'Youthquaker'. The EP (produced by Benny Cassette and Andrew Dawson) combines simplistic, progressive and industrial beats with Finister's distinctive vocal styling.
Phlo Finister was born Elijah Finister, in Oakland, California. Phlo's early childhood was notably reserved and traditional - she was banned from listening to hip-hop and R&B records while growing up. Relocating to Los Angeles at the age of eleven, Phlo dropped out of school to embark on a new radical path as a performer.
While working as a stylist to the music industry in her late teens, Finister developed a fascination with the ideas of the 60s 'Youthquaker' movement. The 'Youthquaker' term, coined by Vogue's editor-in-chief Diana Vreeland, positively identified and demarked the teenagers who dominated the music and fashion scenes of the era. Finister found a self-spiritual home with the Youthquaker movement and 'Mod' sensibility; together with a new moniker- the self-styled 'Phlo Finister' was born.
Friday July 12th - Wireless Festival, London
Saturday July 13 - Wireless Festival. London
HEADLINE SHOW * Plus special guest TBC + Last Night in Paris (DJ set) + Night Beach DJs
(in association with Primary Talent)
Wednesday July 31- Sebright Arms, London
Poster Girl EP tracklisting:
America's Most Wanted // Hotel Miami // Coca Cola Classic // Killer on the Road // Last Winter //
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