Since releasing the acclaimed debut album, Night Generation, whose tracks could be heard on anything from BBC radio stations to Swedish National & North American Television trailers, to The Electric Prunes’ radio show, a windsurfing documentary and American Airlines flights(!), Sweden’s modern psych-meisters, La Fleur Fatale, are back with their new album, Silent Revolution, out October 1st on Killer Cobra Records.
The legendary curse of “that difficult second album” seems to have eluded this band. They’ve come up with 12 new beautifully crafted songs, drawing influences from the psychedelic 60s, classic rock, The Beatles, The Who… while retaining that signature La Fleur Fatale sound of backward guitar, exquisite harmonies, instantly memorable melodies, stabbing guitar riffs, melancholy keyboards, cinematic strings, complex layered production and the addition of some positively Moon-esque drumming from Kristian La Fleur!
The pure psych of the single, “Dare To Lick (Hunter’s Red Sleeve)” and “Hotel of Your Mind” mingles with the California-kissed poppy rock of “The Winding Stairs To Dawn”, “Hung Up On A Dream”, “Pretty Vacancy” and bass-driven anthems “Astral Girl” and “Unreal City”. All of this is capped off with the Zeppelin-esque ballad of the band, “La Fleur Fatale”.
These Swedes are starting a revolution that is anything but silent – the return of quality music with an album that continues to bloom on each hearing. It may be autumn, but “Silent Revolution” will instantly colour your world with summer sunshine.
The album has been getting fantastic reviews from all over the world:
“An absolute gem: exquisite harmonies,
memorable melodies, backwards effects and
breathtaking guitar licks. Definitely a grower.”
“Fabulous psych-pop in a Julian Cope
manner from Swedes who take their peers
The Soundtrack Of Our Lives' love of walloping
big guitars and turn them into pop manna.”
“Some of the best music that I have heard this year!"
/John Rose - UIC Radio
“It is remarkable how La Fleur Fatale can be rock
and mellow, familiar and not, and new
and old all at once."
/Kevin Kozel - MuzikReviews.com
“The return of quality music.”
“Sweet as a sugar cube soaked in LSD."
/Fab - Retrophobic
“Think Opeth’s most psychedelic moments, stretched
even closer to the style of late 1960s
San Francisco ambience, add in a touch of quirkiness
and finesse, and you have the band just about taped."
/Classic Rock Magazine
“Swedish Psych-Rockers ace their ‘difficult’ second album.”
/Ian Fielder, Amerikana UK
“Silent Revolution is one of those perfect records.”
/James Lowe, Electric Prunes
“Är det nu, äntligen, dags för Svea rikes musikfantaster
att upptäcka vår bäst bevarade musikhemlighet?
Ja, allt annat skulle praktiskt gränsa till vansinne.”
/Anders Samuelsson, GROOVE
“Sweden’s finest have conjured up an album that leaves
me pressing play whilst eagerly searching out the
earlier and equally impressive Night Generation.”
/Jeff Perkins, Blogcritics.org
“Irresistible retro-fayre that anybody into sixties
influenced music would love.”
/Stpehen Palmer, Terrascope
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