Soaring to new heights in crafting their signature sound of psychedelic exotica, self-appointed international psych explorers Flamingods have released their fourth studio album Levitation. Following their 2017 signing with Moshi Moshi and subsequent Kewali EP release, the 4-piece London-based band with roots in Bahrain is back with their next full-length album.
It’s been worth the wait. Levitation is a trip that takes its listener on a sonic journey across the world, back in time and to outer-space. From the opening track “Paradise Drive” to the title track “Levitation” closing out the album, whirling keyboard-driven basslines and weaving Eastern-inspired strings invite you into a world of possibility. The album showcases Flamingods’ signature sun-drenched psychedelia, channeling global influences to paint mystical, hopeful & positive imagery within the music and lyrics.
More polished than previous releases, Flamingods’ Levitation transcends cultures and time, reaching wide into 1970’s countercultures to draw influence from Middle Eastern and South Asian rock, funk & disco.
Their signature sound combines the nostalgia of Oasis, the grittiness of Thee Oh Sees and the pop/rock psychedelia of Tame Impala; pairing it with peyote tea & Turkish delight for a hazy, vibe that’s intrinsically tied to summertime.
SPILL ALBUM REVIEW: FLAMINGODS – LEVITATION