Hothouse Flowers was once named The Best Unsigned Band In Europe by Rolling Stone. The Hothouse Flowers shot to fame in the 1980s ...
Hothouse Flowers was once named The Best Unsigned Band In Europe by Rolling Stone. The Hothouse Flowers shot to fame in the 1980s when Dublin school friends Liam O’Maonlai and Fiachna O’Braonain, joined by bass player Peter O’Toole, sang their way to the top of the charts with ‘Love Don’t Work This Way’. It was a passionate brand of Irish-rooted rock?n?soul. They signed with London Records and soon their music was heard on major airwaves from Europe to America. As the band rose to the top with successful albums and world tours, they took an under explained sabbatical in the mid ninety?s. What was supposed to be a year break to reenergize their families and their lives, stretched on longer as band members took on individual projects with the likes of Tim Finn, Andy White, Michelle Shocked, etc. Toward the turn on the new century the band got back together to renew themselves as they simultaneously battled with their old record label and management. The band returned to the U.S. in early 2005 with their first completely independently recorded and produced CD. «The one thing I tell everyone,» says Hothouse Flowers guitarist Fiachna O?Braonain, «is that this record is the most raw, soulful record we have ever done.» Coupling the Flowers? hunger for a solid soul sound along with the distinctive, instantly recognizable vocals of lead singer Liam O Maonlai. Discography: People (1989) Home (1990) Songs From the Rain (1993) Born (1998) Live Album (1999) Best Of (2000) The Vaults (2003) Into Your Hearts (Rubyworks/RedeyeUSA, 2004) Hothouse Flowers: The Platinum Collection (2006) Goodnight Sun (2010)