SixToes – “Low Guns” (Feat. Dave Gahan) Video (Stereogum Premiere)

SixToes – “Low Guns” (Feat. Dave Gahan) Video (Stereogum Premiere)

The word “cinematic” gets tossed around a lot for the sake of musical hyperbole, but it’s a fine fit for the awkwardly named London outfit SixToes, especially when their ornately dramatic folk-rock is set to a video like this one. The visuals for “Low Guns,” the sextet’s recent collaboration with Depeche Mode singer Dave Gahan from forthcoming sophomore LP The Morning After, pay homage to Straylight’s short film “Glide2.” Like that clip, director Henry Cowling’s “Low Guns” video follows a single extended shot through a London train station, but this one involved coordinating a cast of dozens of fake military officers, dancers, circus performers and the members of SixToes themselves in slow-motion. Shot from the perspective of a high-speed train car (or “tube carriage” as they’re called over there) at the Ravenscourt Park court station, the clip spreads seven seconds of footage into three-and-a-half incredible minutes. The song is a masterpiece in its own right, and the video only multiplies the excellence. Watch it!

The “Low Guns” single is out 11/18, and The Morning After is coming in early 2014.

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