The problem with so much of the so-called 'nu folk' scene is that it uses the pastoral simplicity of traditional music but refuses to accept its intensity, its latent rage.
Killing Fields Of Ontario though, have no such issue. From their name alone, it's clear that this is a group who accept life in all its shades, who are capable of writing both a lullaby and a lament.
Cult favourites for some time, new album 'How The World Ends' could see the collective reach wider attention. Rooted in folk instrumentation but with a deeply literary feel, it's a mature work - one which is confident, without losing sight of their essential energy.
Lead single 'Cloud' drops on September 23rd, and it's an intense, urgent piece which is unrelenting in its drive. Matched to this, Killing Fields On Ontario have pieced together a new video with director Craig Heathcote.
A suburban scene with a difference, it follows a young man who seems to be psychologically trapped. Caring for his mother, he is full of resentment at being unable to leave his home yet unwilling to express his feelings.
Watch it now.
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Director - CRAIG HEATHCOTE
Producer - JOANNA THAPA
Boy - MARK FOUNTAIN
Mum - ALYS TORRANCE
Director of Photography - MATTHEW WICKS
Production Designer - GWYNETH BINYON
Make-Up & Hair Designer - CHRIS O’TOOLE
Make-Up & Hair Assistant - DOMINGO NEVADO
Costume Designer - MOLLIE BARR
Casting Director - ANDREW FAWN
Editor - DAVID FISHER
Colourist - DANIEL GILL
With thanks to - JONNY GARBUTT AND THE FARM LONDON, ALISON SOMERVILLE, RACHEL KING , LIME ACTORS AGENCY & MANAGEMENT LTD, ROGUES & VAGABONDS MANAGEMENT
'Cloud' is set to be released on September 23rd, while new album 'How The World Ends' drops on October 28th.