Video of the Moment #2356: Flamingods

By on Monday, 8th May 2017 at 6:00 pm

London via Bahrain world music group Flamingods and their colourful, rhythmic presence were an enjoyable afternoon act Wednesday at SXSW 2017. The group originally from the Persian Gulf region of Asia will be releasing a new EP at the end of May, ‘Kewali’. To celebrate the upcoming release, the band have released a fun animated video for ‘Mixed Blessings’ taken from the EP.

By Alpaca Animations, its trippy look is described as follows: “It’s a rich dreamscape of primitive artwork that feels like an animated cave painting or the reverie of a brain-fried DMT tripper. In creative protest against the xenophobia which abounds in international politics right now, the video centres around an intrepid explorer on a quest for enlightenment. The narrative takes a nightmarish turn when he encounters strange and terrible looking beasts. When they throw a big party for him, he realises the illusory nature of his judgements. They’re not so bad after all.” Glass Animals, eat your hearts out!

Get drawn into the story below. You can grab the ‘Kewali’ EP for your very own just as the second May bank holiday begins, on the 26th of May, from Moshi Moshi Records. To read more of our coverage here on TGTF on Flamingods, go here.


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