Canadian group ready new LP

Canadian orchestral poppers The Hidden Cameras have spoken about their unsettling new video.

The Hidden Cameras are one of Canada's best kept secrets. Orchestral pop on a par with fellow countrymen Arcade Fire, the band's lavish songwriting and sweeping arrangements are widely respected by peers.

Signed to Arts And Crafts, The Hidden Cameras are set to return later this year with their new album 'Origin: Orphan'. One of the band's most ambitious albums yet it finds the Canadian group on spectacular form.

Taken from the new album, forthcoming single ‘Underage’ / ’Origin:Orphan’ comes backed with an unsettling new video. A bizarre image of suburbia, director Scott Cudmore has revealed details of the shoot.

Filmed in Ontario, Scott Cudmore claims that painstaking research went into finding the right street. “The most difficult process of this video was probably finding the right street and house - we needed something suburban, but also quaint and cottagey and more visually distinct from the generic sorts of suburbs that you commonly find around the Greater Toronto Area."

"I think we found this spot just a few days before the shoot. With every video it always seems that there is one thing that becomes the 'desperate element' and in this case it was securing the right location. We had another perfect area before we found this, a bunch of military houses in Scarborough, but that fell through in the end, leaving us with nothing. I was very happy with this spot though - it's kind of the perfectly bizarre little home for these colourful people to have all assembled inside together."

The Hidden Cameras are due to release 'Underage' / 'Origin:Orphan' on March 15th.
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