There’s some words that don’t seem to look right, but actually work brilliantly. A bit like Peter Kay and his Garlic? Bread?, so putting the words Gypsy and Punk together (never mind making music that fits into that description) look…odd, but work brilliantly.
The worlds foremost Gypsy Punk band is New York’s Gogol Bordello. Fresh from releasing their latest album, Pura Vida Conspiracy, out now on Casa Gogol / ATO records, the band have released a video for the track ‘Lost Innocent World’, directed by the Kolton brothers.
Lead singer Eugene Hutz wanted to capture the sentiment behind an old saying, ‘every man has to go through hell to get to heaven’ with this video, saying “The hourglass here signifies that hell, where people are too busy living in the future or living in the past. Meanwhile, the actual and most alive part of life is indeed now. It really is yours for the taking, if you are interested in aliveness.”
The song itself is your typical catchy, driven Gogol Bordello track – packed with catchy riff and delicious sing hooks and Hutz’ gravelly drawl, but one of those acts that buzzes around your mind and stays there, leaving you with those scraps of melody that you find yourself whistling or humming along for the rest of your day.
Really and good are probably the two words that go together best to describe it. Catch them on tour in the Uk from next week.
Tour Dates – December 2013
Sunday 08 Norwich – The Nick Rayns LCR, UEA
Monday 09 O2 Academy Bristol
Wednesday 11 O2 Academy Leeds
Friday 13 O2 Academy Brixton
Saturday 14 Manchester Academy
Sunday 15 O2 Academy Glasgow