Hellions just released a new video for their song Nottingham! The Kerrang! Awards 2015 nominees have this time brought some breath taking visuals to accompany their melodic, punky sounds.
Upon opening- sound-tracked by a melancholy piano, a 1920s art deco font declares the band name and song title, a theme that is continued throughout the video. The concept is a stylised black and white dance piece; a couple dance with a sense of urgency, alone on the dancefloor as the band play. Drummer Anthony Caruso explains the idea behind the song and its video; ‘Nottingham is about comparative thinking and jealousy within a relationship; the unearthing of erstwhile in cardiac landfill, begetting mutual resentment.’
When blood is drawn from one of the characters, deep red against the blacks and greys, the rest of the colours slowly begin to filter in. As the track reaches its sombre end, the visuals are in full colour, and the female half of the couple is left crying, alone on the dancefloor. Caruso further explains ‘the actors tore each other to pieces in order to being their physical interpretation of Nottingham to life. There’s an unnerving personal quality to their performance.’
Standing alone, this video is stunning, but paired with the track it was made for, making it easier to see the movement and the story in correlation with the lyrics and coarse vocals, make this piece as a whole nothing short of hypnotising.
The track Nottingham is taken from Hellions’ album Indian Summer that was released earlier this year. As well as killing it with heart-wrenching videos, Hellions will also be supporting their fellow Australians, Northlane, on their UK tour in October!
See the video for Nottingham below, as well as a list of their tour dates with Northlane.
October 04 – BRISTOL Fleece
October 05 – BIRMINGHAM Asylum
October 06 – GLASGOW Classic Grand
October 07 – MANCHESTER Club Academy
October 08 LONDON O2 Islington Academy
October 09 – SOUTHAMPTON Talking Heads
Tickets are available from Ticketmaster