French melodic punks NIGHTWATCHERS have a new video, which they’re premiering today with Vive Le Rock!
‘Fellah’s Temptation’ is taken from the Toulouse quartet’s debut album La Paix Ou Le Sable – a political concept album – which was released through Lövely Records last year. The video is the work of by Xavier Girardot at l’Atelier de Pechbonnieu.
Concerning the early days of the Algerian war in 1954 – a conflict characterized by guerrilla warfare, maquis fighting, and the use of torture – ‘Fellah’s Temptation’ aims to raise awareness about the reality of the occupation and colonial violence that were systematically perpetrated throughout all French colonial territories during several centuries until as recently as 1962.
The band say “We believe it’s not possible to understand the present French society without taking into account its connections with the old colonial Empire.”
La Paix Ou Le Sable is available here.