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Flamingods announce new album and share latest single, ‘Gutterball’

The band’s recent releases are their first new music since 2019.

Raised in Bahrain and based in London, Flamingods are back with news of a new album, ‘Head of Pomegranate’, as well as sharing a fresh single, ‘Gutterball’.

The quartet’s latest LP is both personal and political, with inspiration for its title coming from the Arabic translation of Ras Rumman رأس الرمان - the hometown of frontperson Kamal Rasool’s late father, a place where pomegranates were once grown. ‘Gutterball’, meanwhile, is a driving frenzy of fuzzy guitars and distorted synths which explores the all-too-familiar frustration of political dissatisfaction.

Discussing the track, Kamal explains that “‘Gutterball’ came to be simply by us wanting to create a Middle Eastern inspired punk / new wave track that would kill when we played it live. I wanted to mess around with political/satirical themes for the song, looking to protests and revolution for inspiration. The mantra of the song is ‘spit it out’ - if something is rotten, you don’t swallow it”.

‘Head of Pomegranate’ was recorded in Atlanta with Grammy-winning producer Ben H. Allen (Animal Collective, M.I.A), and will arrive on 13th October. It acts as the follow up to 2019’s ‘Levitation’, and will be celebrated with a handful of headline dates around England in November; catch Flamingods on tour at the following shows:

NOVEMBER

04 Margate, Elsewhere
08 Cambridge, The Portland Arms
09 London, Scala
16 Birmingham, The Hare & Hounds
17 Sheffield, Yellow Arch Studio

Listen to ‘Gutterball’ below:

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