Since the 90’s R.O.C. (aka Fred Browning, Patrick Nicholson Karen Sheridan from Denver USA) have run a playful line between adoration and confusion, their music glistening with originality and left turns of style and genre. That they’re still releasing music that is relevant and reactionary is testament to their creativity.
Journey is the second single taken from their recently released album ‘Bile & Celestial Beauty’, and according to the bands Patrick Nicholson “…is about the Victoria line in London. This band has spent a chunk of its life being pulled through those tunnels between Victoria and Brixton, so it had to seep in. We’ve put the tube screaming on it, plus those disembodied commands: ‘change here’ – what if you can’t change?’ Certainly it adds to this overbearing, almost suffocating atmosphere, with the wispy vocals contrasting against these huge blocks of sound and stabbing chords.
We’re delighted to premiere the accompanying video here on Backseat Mafia, and it matches the tracks dark, almost industrial feel with flashing black and white imagery. Nicholson says “The video is by R.O.C and Ukrainian director Oleg Rooz (Enter Shikari, Dillinger Escape Plan), and one of eight we’ve made with him for the album, which have become integral to our live show.”
Check it out, here