Following the success of 2019’s The Universe Also Collapses, legendary psych-rock troupe Gong‘s intergalactic voyage has once more entered Earth’s orbit, with their new album Unending Ascending.

Set for release on 3rd November via Kscope, the new album promises to offer yet another mind-expanding set of songs.

Pre-order the album and stream the first single, ‘Tiny Galaxies’, here:

Watch the video here:

Regarding the single, frontman Kavus Torabi had the following to say:

“‘Tiny Galaxies‘ came together very quickly and we loved it so much, we road tested it around the UK and Europe throughout the summer of last year before we recorded it.

“The fantastic response we received playing it out made it the obvious choice as the first song to drop ahead of our new release. Pick the telescope up for a total headtrip through the cosmos in three and a half minutes, but, for all our sakes, don’t look down the other end.”

Accompanying the single and the announcement of the new album comes the video that brings the vibrant world of Gong to life. Created by Drain Hope, it’s the perfect visual representation to ‘Tiny Galaxies’.

Kavus Torabi continues:

“Once again Drain Hope has illuminated our theta waves into this beautifully kaleidoscopic vision.”

Opener ‘Tiny Galaxies’ crackles with the electricity of supercharged sixties psych-pop, while ‘My Guitar Is A Spaceship’ is as close to an anthem as anything Gong have previously recorded. This uptempo, single-riff stomper is already a live favourite, garnering a positive reaction from a crowd of 90,000 Blur fans at Wembley Stadium in July 2023, when Gong frontman Kavus Torabi dropped it into his DJ set before Paul Weller took to the stage.

‘Ship of Ishtar’ is a rapt cosmic hymn where Gong make time itself stand still. Jet streams of kaleidoscopic melodies envelop ‘O, Arcturus’, to be followed by the lively polyrhythmic angularity of ‘All Clocks Reset’. ‘Choose Your Goddess’, a surprisingly muscular slice of ritualistic trance rock, ratchets up the intensity yet further. On ‘Lunar Invocation’ the band summons the Moon deities of yore with ululating feedback and squalling cymbals before the post-credits of ‘Asleep Do We Lay’ lull lugubriously, gently beginning the cycle all over again.


Gongs Unending Ascending will be available on CD / Black LP / Limited edition Green LP and Digitally.

Gong will be appearing alongside Ozric Tentacles on a co-headline tour throughout the UK in November/December 2023 as well as ‘The Last Blast’ Tour in 2024. 

Watch Gong live:

With Ozric Tentacles:

Nov 17: Oxford, O2 Academy2
Nov 18: London, O2 Forum (w/ The Crazy World of Arthur Brown)
Nov 19: Manchester, O2 Ritz
Nov 20: Sheffield, O2 Academy2
Nov 21: Colchester, Arts Centre
Nov 23: Northampton, Roadmenders
Nov 24: Bristol, O2 Academy
Nov 25: Gloucester, Guildhall
Nov 26: Birmingham, O2 Academy2
Nov 28: Brighton, Chalk
Nov 29: Norwich, Epic Studios
Nov 30: Bournemouth, O2 Academy
Dec 01: Frome, Cheese & Grain
Dec 02: Liverpool, O2 Academy

Mar 07: Exeter, The Phoenix
Mar 08: Falmouth, Princess Pavilion
Mar 09: Lyme Regis, Marine Theatre
Mar 10: Cardiff, The Globe
Mar 11: Swansea, Patti Pavilion
Mar 13: Southampton, The 1865
Mar 14: Margate, Dreamland
Mar 15: Hull, The Welly
Mar 16: Nottingham, Rescue Rooms
Mar 17: Stockton-on-Tees, Georgian Theatre
Mar 18: Lincoln, Engine Shed
Mar 20: Leeds, Brudenell Social Club
Mar 21: Newcastle, University
Mar 22: Glasgow, St. Luke’s
Mar 23: Edinburgh, Summerhall


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