Premiere: Saint Raymond - Young Blood

Fast-rising Nottingham newcomer...

Nottingham doesn't boast a prominent musical pedigree.

Sure, the city has always had a thriving, close knit music scene, but recently a series of exports - Jake Bugg, Dog Is Dead - have put Nottingham firmly on the map.

Saint Raymond could well join them. Real name Callum Burrows, the songwriter is a mere 18 years old yet his fluorescent, day-glo productions have already built a rabid cult following.

Signing to National Anthem, new single 'Young Blood' is a passionately ambitious introduction. Sure, the songwriting is mature but the arrangement - all quick-fire synths, electric beats and searing vocals - is packed with the sort of E-number energy only youth can inspire.

For the video, Saint Raymond has paired up with director Clemens Habicht. Speaking about the shoot, Burrows said: "It was an honour to have Clemens Habicht direct this video as I am a big fan of his work. He has shot the videos of some of my favourite bands including Bloc Party and Friendly Fires. I wanted the video to have a natural, gritty vibe, so Clemens filmed an Australian thrash metal band in a documentary style to try and capture this and to reflect the raw energy of the song."

Premiering on Clash, you can watch the video for 'Young Blood' below.

Psst... Saint Raymond has also confirmed plans for a lengthy headline tour this spring - check out the dates below:

March
19 Bristol Thekla
20 Leeds Cockpit
21 Glasgow King Tuts
23 Manchester Ruby Lounge
24 Oxford O2 Academy 2
26 London Borderline
27 Birmingham HMV Temple
28 Nottingham Rescue Rooms
30 Southampton Joiners
31 Norwich Arts Centre

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