London, UK hardcore punk-rockers, Death Koolaid ,have released a crazy new music video for their song “Emmeline."
From their upcoming album, Death Koolaid Vol. 2, which hits stores in July, the song is gratingly groovy and refreshingly weird. The trippy video was directed by Brendan Cleaves, filmed by Laura Bellingham, edited by Greg Hays, and colored by Oliver Gill.
Watch the band tear it up below!
The band says this of the video: “We wanted to do a performance video but hate performance videos. We wanted to stay away from that classic good looking, fancy lighting, slick style performance video we so often see too much of. So we came up with this idea. We wanted it to create motion sickness, headaches, and dizziness. We also did it on a tiny budget, with just the director, the DP and us all crammed into a tiny room. Not only that, we thought to make it more intense for us, we put a time limit on the shoots duration to three hours. Get in, go mental and get out. Pretty much our mentality squeezed into the whole experience and visuals. We use a homemade camera rig for many of shots as nothing out there could achieve the look we wanted. The song is also bonkers, so it all came together quite well.”
The entirety of their first EP, Death Koolaid Vol. 1, is currently available for free download until the release of the new one! You can grab the EP here. Released in 2014, the EP met success and features their song “The Second Rule”, whose music video won a UK MVA in October of that year.
The band, which consists of vocalist Siren Psycho, guitarist/bassist Roy Darkwater, “The Crowman” on guitar, and “The Crossman” on drums, formed in 2013 to play their brand of Rob Zombie-esque heaviness. They’ve been touring all over the UK since the release of their EP, and they were even the first punk band to grace the stage of a Brighton and Hove Pride festival. They even won a UK Emergenza Battle of the Bands in 2015 and took the title of Best New Band at the Pure Rawk awards. They’ve been owning the scene since their inception, with no plans to stop any time soon.
Follow these oddballs on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and at their very own website to keep up with all their glitzy, ghoulish greatness, and be sure to check out their Soundcloud and YouTube to hear more monstrous mayhem.