Swedish alt.rockers STATUES are back with a brand new video which they're premiering exclusively with Vive Le Rock!

The pummelling, corrosive 'The Salt' is taken from the trio's second album Holocene, their first for Lövely Records, which follows of from their 2018 debut Adult Lobotomy.

The single is one of over forty songs the band wrote for the new album, whittling it down to a compact thirteen for the finished article, recorded in just three hours at Sandås Silence Studio with producer Christian Ramirez.

"'The Salt' is about environment anxiety and the apocalypse,' says singer/guitarist Johan Sellman. "The lyrics play around with old ways of reading the future. Prophetic birds, tea leaves, swarm flights, and reading the future in tea leaves and salt. And now there's all of a sudden a pandemic at our doorstep. Someone told us to be careful, we didn't listen.”

Hailing from the town of Umeå in northern Sweden, the three members of Statues have been playing alongside each other on and off since 1991, in bands such as Starmarket, KVLR, and The Vultures, until launching in the current configuration in 2018.

'The Salt' is released on Friday 12 June, with the album set to follow in the Autumn.

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Pic by Magnus Olsson

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