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Video Of The Week #79: Dancehall – Burn [PREMIERE]

Dancehall recently released their self-released debut album The Band on Vibe/Anti-Vibe records and available worldwide. Today we premiere their new video for ‘Burn’, that vividly showcases their playful collision of sinuous noise and melody, whilst the band frolic in green fields. Here’s what they say about the video:

The video for ‘Burn’ was made by genius artist Richie Moment on the top of a hill in Kent — the last hill you see before the Eurotunnel trains duck under to go in the Channel Tunnel, keep an eye out for it!

For us it’s a bit of a reminder of this fun Summer we’ve had releasing our debut album, touring around Europe, drinking vodka tonic and just having fun. There’s nothing really more to it than that and hey, it just makes us smile, so fuck you.”

Recorded live throughout 2016 and 2017 to the band’s own three-take rule with producers Mark Jasper (Slowcoaches, Cold Pumas, Sauna Youth) and Christopher Smith (Charmpit, Teenage Caveman, Spoilers), Dancehall’s ‘The Band’ is 10 tracks of focussed, distorted melody.

Few bands are as capable of being as direct and effective as Dancehall. The London/Kent-based trio, who formed in 2016, run on a mix of egoless ambition which has seen the band relentlessly self-release a collection of singles bristling with fuzz-drenched energy via cassette tapes and vinyl on their own Vibe/Anti-Vibe label. Debut 7″ single ‘Vs & Gs’ documented their anxious presence in the capital, rejecting thick slick adverts in favour of escape.


Live dates:

21 July – Livestock Festival

4th August – Kluster Rooms, London

12th August – The Lock Tavern, London

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