Video of the Moment #432: Guillemots

By on Wednesday, 16th March 2011 at 6:00 pm

After their frontman Fyfe Dangerfield went off and did his solo thing, Guillemots have returned and will be releasing their new album ‘Walk the River’ on 18 April. Ahead of the third album’s release, the band have released a promo video for ‘The Basket’, which Dangerfield describes like this:

This is a song called ‘The Basket’ which is the first single from our new album, ‘Walk the River’. We all got very excited about a fuzzy riff our guitarist Magrao started playing one day and the song came out of that. I think in some way it’s about a mania within, caused by something external, and the conflict over whether to embrace this thing or just ignore it and crawl away into familiar comforts. It’s the most full-on, lively song on our record, and we wanted the video to throw you around as you watched it, to be full of colour and movement and a sense of constant unexpectedness. Tom Kingsley’s treatment, set in an alien woodland, really had the sense of other-worldliness that we kept feeling while making the whole album. Tom is also a Jedi and taught us how to propel ourselves through the air at high speed for the opening scenes, using just a pack of 9V batteries and a mental technique called ‘croaking’.

Intrigued? Watch it below.


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3:15 pm
22nd March 2011

A new album means a new tour … and rumour has it that Guillemots will be playing the Camden Crawl

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