Video(s) of the Moment #173: Brakes

By on Friday, 13th November 2009 at 6:00 pm

This past Monday the 9th marked the release of a double A sided-single by Brighton band Brakes. So it being Friday and the start to a stellar weekend, we are gifting you with videos of both singles.

In ‘Why Tell the Truth (When It’s Easier to Lie)’, frontman Eamon Hamilton stars as a hapless victim of the credit crunch, and then a greedy capitalist on Wall Street. Hamilton must be good at multi-tasking, as the band’s new record label Fat Cat Records reports that he directed this video as well.

The promo video for ‘Worry About It Later’ is an animated piece by Dylan White. Jangly, happy guitars punctuate this otherwise oddly placid piece of art with rock running in the background. If you’ve been having an exceedingly bad week like I’ve had, let this tune perk you up.

And here’s another heads-up: you can hear Brakes perform on Marc Riley’s 6music evening programme, broadcast live from the BBC Oxford Road studios in Manchester on 11 November. It’s only available on the BBC iPlayer for 7 days after initial broadcast, so act quickly.

You can buy the double-sided single for ‘Why Tell the Truth (When It’s Easier to Lie)’ / ‘Worry About It Later’ directly from Brighton’s Fat Cat Records. ‘Rock is Dodelijk’, Brakes’s live album recorded partially in Brighton and partially in Cologne, Germany, was released on 2 November is also available from Fat Cat here.

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