“The endearingly ramshackle riff rock of Raleigh’s Poinsettia vacillates between the tongue-in-cheek slacker blues of “Motel Room” to the supercharged Archers-like nineties indie of “Necklace Vial”, all rendered with the ebullient, off-the-cuff charm of the best sort of low-stakes enterprise.”
Timothy Bracy, INDYweek
Vincent Whitehurst (guitar+vocals) Finley Lee (bass) and Matt Griffith (drums) of Poinsettia have a wide breadth of influences from 80’s punk and new wave, to 90’s indie, grunge, and math rock, to everything before and after, including literature and pop-culture. Poinsettia’s song-vehicles transport overdriven guitar riffs through murky futuristic landscapes powered by a galloping drum rhythm and steered by a wandering bass line, all while vocals search for signs of life.
Poinsettia released their second album, “Charter Sphere” in 2017 and their debut album in 2016. They are currently working on a new record with plans to release it late 2019.