“Gong is more than a band. It’s an idea. A way of life. A continuum that exists in all times, in all places, everywhere.”
Gong’s new album, ‘The Universe Also Collapses’, is due for release on 10th May, and is their first for their new label Kscope.
According to the band the album “is the latest shining point on that continuum, a masterpiece of visionary 21st century psychedelia, a celebration of the magick of science, a journey both internal and external, bridging the worlds of lysergic exploration and quantum physics, equal parts Terence McKenna and Stephen Hawking.”
The first track to be taken from ‘The Universe Also Collapses’ is ‘The Elemental’ – accompanied by a suitably psychedelic video…
This is the second album for Gong since the death in 2015 of Daevid Allen, the maverick genius who founded Gong more than 50 years ago in a flash of LSD-fuelled inspiration. If 2016’s ‘Rejoice! I’m Dead!’ was a tribute of sorts to the band’s departed talisman, then ‘The Universe Also Collapses’ marks the dawning of a new chapter.
Gong play HRH Prog VIII this coming October, on both 26th and 27th of October at London’s Shepherds Bush Empire and Sheffield’s O2 Academy – with the same lineup switching days! Tickets can be found here www.hrhprog.com/London (London – very limited availability) and www.hrhprog.com/sheffield (Sheffield) or by calling the HRH Team on 0207 193 1164.
Gong take in Brighton, London, Leeds, Newcastle, Glasgow, Nottingham, Cardiff, Bristol, Southampton and Seaton in May for their UK run of dates. For more info visit their Facebook Page.