The Flowers of Hell is a trans-Atlantic space rock orchestra made up of a revolving line-up of 16 or so experimental, independent musicians based in London and Toronto. Their all instrumental sound builds bridges between classical music and post rock, shoegaze, space rock, and drone music, often resulting in their being described as an orchestral extension of the work of The Velvet Underground and Spacemen 3. The group have had positive coverage from media including Rolling Stone, NME, Pitchfork, and BBC Radio. Their music has been championed by Lou Reed, Kevin Shields (My Bloody Valentine), and Peter Kember (Sonic Boom of Spacemen 3).