With a name inspired by Ash Ra Temple’s greatest masterpiece
Flowers Must Die are a 6 piece band that hail from Sweden.
They have released three LPs plus several EPs and cassettes
in their native country to high acclaim – and we are excited to
announce their first release for Rocket, an EP called Sista Valsen.
Flowers Must Die, originally a 5 piece recently grew to a
6 piece when the highly talented vocalist/violinist Lisa Ekelund
(formally of the band Katla) joined the collective for some ‘jams’.
This EP is a collection of four raw jams the band recorded
during their early sessions with Lisa. Since these jams the band
have gone on and started to record a new album of songs that
sees Flowers Must Die going in a new direction from their sound
of before. These can be heard on the bands fourth album – to be
released on Rocket in early 2017.
Each of the 4 tracks on this EP sees the band explore the different
territories that makes Swedish psych rock so famous. From the
fuzz heavy, tribal grooves of lead track Sista Valsen, the laid back
space jazz of Taskig Stämning Annars, the propulsive motorik of
Kruta, to the repetitive folk drone of Varför.
Flowers Must Die infamy in their Swedish home comes through
their legendary live shows, where they have shared stages with
many great bands like OM, White Hills, Konono N°1, Master
Musicians Of Bukkake, Hills etc.