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The Flowers from Hell are :
According to their myspace : the Flowers Of Hell are a London based 10 person collective encompassing side players for British Sea Power, The Tindersticks and The Early Years, with guest involvement from members of Death In Vegas and Spacemen 3. The group mix orchestral instruments with drones and twangy guitars, creating a sound which is reminiscent of The Velvet Underground & Nico and early Spiritualized, mixed with a classical twist.
Produced by Tim Holmes of Death In Vegas at the Contino Rooms, their self titled debut album comes via Earworm Records and follows a trio of releases for the Shifty Disco label's singles club in 2005. Sonic Boom of Spacemen 3/Spectrum/E.A.R. collaborated with the group on ‘Through The F Hole ' and mentored the band during the recording of the album. For mastering, the group tracked down Denis Blackham who's credits include Kraftwerk's ‘Autobahn ' and classic releases from Elvis, The Who, Led Zeppelin, & T Rex.
Notable shows over the past year have included supporting The Telescopes, supporting Slipstream (a Spacemen 3/Spiritualized spin off group), playing the ICA, having Jan Muchow of Ecstasy Of St Theresa sit in on bass for a Prague show, and playing a nuclear bomb shelter under a castle in Slovakia as part of an Eastern European tour done while warming up for recording the album.
Other forthcoming releases from The Flowers Of Hell include a version of the Jesus & Mary Chain's 'Darklands ' for Club AC30's Never Lose That Feeling covers compilation series and a track on Northern Star Records ‘Psychedelica 2 ' compilation.