The Flowers Of Romance was a pioneering punk and later gothic rock band of the underground Greek rock scene from 1981 to 1998. The Flowers Of Romance’s energetic sound and combinations of several styles of rock led to their prevalence within the underground Greek rock scene for nearly two decades, and a belief by many that they were the top Greek gothic rock group in history.
Mike Pougounas was the singer and leader of the band. After Flowers of Romance disbanded, he formed Nexus, the first greek industrial band and also Cyberdelia, an independent record company whith many greek bands and in 2005 he created a new band, New Zero God.
After the punk years, The Flowers Of Romance began work on their first album, Dorian Grey in 1990. Its tracks consisted of the band's songs between 1986 and 1989, including “Kashmir” and “There is Nothing We Can’t Solve Together” and their cover of Bolan's "Children Of The Revolution" was a cult hit in Greece.
The Dorian Grey LP was also the band’s first foray into the gothic rock style, making The Dorian Grey LP the first Greek gothic rock album to be distributed internationally.
In 1992, The Flowers Of Romance capitalized on their cult success with the release of the Love Means Death EP and …The Story So Far.
The November 1993 release of The Flowers Of Romance’s The Pleasure and the Pain LP revealed the band’s versatility; this new album showcased a style more in line with gothic rock and featured Mike Pougounas on the keyboards as well as the vocals.
This 7’’ single (The Pleasure and the Pain/Winter Waltz) was released prior to the arrival of the new album, with “Winter Waltz” becoming one of the band’s most acclaimed songs.
Mike Pougounas and The Mission frontman Wayne Hussey met in 1995, and by this time The Flowers Of Romance were already amidst the pre-production of their next album, Brilliant Mistakes. Wayne Hussey’s keen interest in The Flowers Of Romance resulted in a full collaboration. In addition to producing the album and allowing the band to record in The Mission’s Bristol studio, Wayne Hussey collaborated on several songs and was able to introduce The Flowers Of Romance to a broader media market. Brilliant Mistakes was released in late 1996 and became The Flowers Of Romance’s greatest succes.(from Wikipedia)