This new video for ‘After Gong’ is the second release from the forthcoming Flowers Must Die album ‘Kompost’, due to be released on 28th April via Rocket Recordings. I’m sure we can all agree it’s a fitting tribute for a band to honour the memory of a fallen friend by dedicating a song to them. This new track does exactly that as band member Rickard Daun explains. “The track originally had the working title ’Efter Maten’ (After Dinner), but we changed it to ‘After Gong’ to pay tribute to Gilli Smyth. The Gong member who died of pneumonia around the time when we would name the song”.
The video itself opens with the captivating hypnotic potency of a Rank Films fanfare. A psychedelic ritual of noir cinematics and infinitely looping scenes of the macabre. It could easily be the product of a Fritz Lang experiment, had a he occupied a secret base under the Moomin Mountain. Or, as the band put it “It is a spacey, manic song with horns, and the most verse-chorus-based from Flowers Must Die so far”. The new album follows on from the six-piece Swedish outfits sold out EP ‘Sista Valsen’, debut UK shows (including sets at Supernormal and Liverpool Psych Fest), ‘Hit’ and this, the LPs first two releases.
Flowers Must Die launch the new album with a select series of celebratory live shows at:
13 April / Kraken / Stockholm / Sweden
14 April / Crypt / Linkoping / Sweden
25 April / The Prince Albert / Brighton / UK
26 April / The Shacklewell Arms / London / UK
27 April / The Full Moon / Cardiff / UK
28 April / The Cube / Bristol / UK
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