The spastic British rock trio Young Knives is releasing “White Sands,” a highlight from last year’s Kickstarter-funded Sick Octave, as a limited edition 7-inch. To herald the occasion, they’ve produced a zany video accompanied by this statement from singer/guitarist Henry Dartnall:
This is the new video for our single “White Sands.” It was shot in an old granite quarry on Dartmoor. The video itself is based on a strange dream I had: We had started a cult but it was just us three in the cult and we were really into insect husbandry. There was some meditation but we also just liked doing jackass style stunts and drinking Coke. It was really good fun but our wives were not so keen on it; they thought we spent enough time together what with the band and everything. The video is sponsored by a few big brands so you’ll have to excuse the gratuitous product placement shots, but in this day and age…
An interesting fact: The granite from this quarry was used to build London Bridge.
“White Sands,” a bracing experimental clatter with a giddy energy that reminds of Oxford Collapse, will be backed by a new song called “I Only Want Your Love” on the 7-inch, which will be on white vinyl and limited to 300 copies. Watch the video below.
The “White Sands” 7-inch is out 5/12 on Gadzöök.