7 Jul 2016

Introducing Flowers Must Die – Sista Valsen EP

As previously reported, we have started to work with the Swedish band Flowers Must Die and the first release is an EP called Sista Valsen, you can listen to the first track 'Taskig Stämning Annars' above.

The EP which is ltd to only 300 copies is released on 16 September and you can preorder here: Rocket Bandcamp

The press release reads:

Flowers Must Die – Sista Valsen 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.

The band have several Festivals shows in the pipeline including their first dates in the UK:

13-16 July / Copenhagen Psych Fest / Copenhagen  Tickets
4 August / Shacklewell Arms / London  Free show – RSVP here
5-7 August / Supernormal Festival / Oxfordshire  Tickets
21 September / Birthdays / London  Free show – RSVP here
22 September / The Exchange / Bristol  Tickets
24 September / Festival of Psychedelia / Liverpool  Tickets