Finding inspiration in the DIY ethos of fellow-Fife luminaries the Fence Collective and the American Anti-Folk scene, There’ll Be Flowers Come The Spring is Andrew Pearson’s fifth release and second full-length album before the age of twenty and the first with a full backing band. The Riflebirds are a ragged band of musical cohorts assembled through Pearson’s strict ‘friend policy’ – it is this policy that has led to an accidental yet distinctive sound based around the clarinet, accordion and gentle electronic textures adding a richness and warmth yet leaving breathing room for Pearson’s lyrics. The album was recorded in three months, having to negotiate essay deadlines, collapsing ceilings and the chill of a St Andrews’ winter, in the living room of the band’s crumbling student flat. While many of the songs are about love, death, religion and politics, the album itself is about song-writing: literate, melodic and emotional. There’ll Be Flowers Come The Spring is released on 18th February on Common Records.