Esben And The Witch – “No Dog” Video (Stereogum Premiere)
One of the most dumbfoundingly awesome live shows I ever saw at SXSW was by British rock trio Esben And The Witch, whose monstrous swirl of noise threatened to chew up and swallow everyone within earshot. Esben’s new black and white performance video for “No Dog,” from their upcoming split 12-inch with Thought Forms, captures the band’s sheer tumultuous power. They’ve parted ways with Matador and will be releasing the single on Invada, the label run by Portishead’s Geoff Barrow. Further down the line is a new album later this year, and they’re planning a pledge drive to fund recording with Steve Albini. But first there’s this video, which deserves your full attention. Watch below.