Revitalised Brummie post-punks CULT FIGURES have dropped a new video from their latest album.
The fastburning 'Rapide 40 Slideout' is the second track to be taken from the band's widely acclaimed third album Between Us And Heaven, and follows on from radio hit 'Mr Producer'. Once again, the video is the work of the band's guitarist Jon Hodgson.
"'Rapide 40 Slideout' is an incredibly high octane punk track so I knew it would require some seriously energetic imagery," says Hodgson. "Luckily, I came across this brilliant old footage of 1940s dancers on the Prelinger Archive, which looked oddly incongruous stylistically, but to my surprise perfectly matched the breakneck speed of the song. The film is mostly constructed from the archive footage, but I also inserted a number of black and white cameo shots of Cult Figures band members, filmed at one of our recent rehearsals. So as to blend in with the Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers lookalikes, I persuaded our singer Fraser to perform in tuxedo and bow tie, which I think works pretty well, although try as he might, he couldn't work out how to tie the bow tie!"
Between Us And Heaven is available here.
The band will be launching the album at The Betsey Trotwood, Clerkenwell on Friday 27 October - tickets
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