26 Jun 2017
The review in Hackney Citizen reads:
Flowers Must Die are a Swedish group who play loud prog rock, as their instrumentation may suggest. I say loud – their set begins with rattly drums and quiet, East Asian-influenced guitar, that almost sounds like twangy Japanese instrument the shamisen.
All very expertly performed (the band have been playing together for over ten years) but when’s it gonna kick off? Well, somewhere midway through their set, vocalist/thereminist Lisa Ekelund starts howling, the bass deepens, the guitars go all disco, and Flowers Must Die expose their thrilling side.
‘Why?’ from full-length debut Kompost grinds away in satisfying psychedelic fashion. People who earlier fled the heat gasping start to filter back inside. By the time the keyboard player is hunched over, surrounded by a hail of sound, frantically turning knobs on an effects pedal with a microphone in his mouth, I’m hooked...
Read the whole review here: HC
25 Jun 2017
23 Jun 2017
This is the third issue of Mojo in a row that we have had Rocket bands on the cover mount CD – following Gnoomes last month, Josefin Öhrn and Julie's Haircut the month before we now have Flowers Must Die and Goat on this latest issue!!
More info here: Mojo
The Arts Desk say some words about Flowers Must Die, Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs and Kuro Maga at Supersonic Festival
They say this:
Agathe Max’s now expanded Kuro Maga combo similarly treated a full room to a set of drone music, classical sounds and modern jazz all wrapped up in a cloak of dry ice that had her audience spellbound.
Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs
Lively stoner rock five-piece Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs injected a bit more adrenalin into proceedings by running through the whole of their magnificent Feed The Rats album. “I am the demon!” howled singer Matt Baty as “Psychopomp” had men and women twice his age moshing like lunatics as the sweat poured down the walls in torrents.
Flowers Must Die
Closing the festival was Flowers Must Die who, like fellow Swedes Goat, take the psychedelic jam template and add motorik and Afro-beat flavours to get hips swaying and feet moving in a wild and intoxicating wig-flipping groove. Laying down tunes like “Don’t You Leave Me Now”, “Why?” and motorik jams aplenty from their Kompost album, their set was a tip-top ending to a tip-top weekend.
Read the full review here: The Arts Desk
22 Jun 2017
Flowers Must Die show a similar no-compromise approach to their music, from the stage setting with a single backlight and revolving colour dome keeping the six members as outlines and shadows for the whole set (not quite sure how they could see to play, but it all sounded fine!) to the build-up of musical ideas within the tracks. The two guitars, bass and drums line-up is enhanced by added electric violin, keyboard and the extensive use of that always fascinating electronic marvel the theremin!
‘Don’t You Leave Me Now’ was a standout song, with impressive vocals over a mutated disco-funk backing. ‘Hit’ was a complex groove, another track from their 2017 album titled ‘Kompost’ with its enigmatic mixture of Swedish and English titled songs.
Flowers Must Die have finely honed their live sound but they have still retained an effervescence and sheer enjoyment in their performance...
Read the full review here: Cambridge Music Reviews