His Lordship Race Out Of The Traps With ‘Buzzkill’

An electrifying new single...

His Lordship are a sight to behold. Old fashioned rock ‘n’ roll bedlam, the group are playing a flurry of hit ‘n’ run shows around the country, with a London Lafayette show set to take place tonight (April 13th).

The work of two musicians with extensive CVs, His Lordship unites the twin forces of James Walbourne (The Pretenders, The Pogues, The Rails) and Kristoffer Sonne (Chrissie Hynde, Willie Nelson). Debut single ‘All Cranked Up’ rev’d its way to the 6Music playlist, an exhilarating slice of outlaw rock ‘n’ roll with a pop twist.

New single ‘Buzzkill’ continues their journey, a dose of helter-skelter outlaw energy from two of the best in the biz. Bursting out of the traps, it’s all colour, explosions, and light, His Lordship’s frenetic noise just about glued together with zesty melody.

The full video for ‘Buzzkill’ was directed by Nadia Marquard Otzen and produced via Academy films. In a neat twist, it finds His Lordship teaming up with the British Sumo Wrestling Association as James Walbourne explains…

Is sumo wrestling the rock’n’roll of martial arts? We think so. Despite early attempts at ‘having a go’ ourselves we soon came to the conclusion asking two of the best Sumo wrestlers in the UK to show the world how it’s done would be better. After all, everyone knows you can’t sumo wrestle to your own song. Cue British Sumo legend Steve Pateman and pal Rob O’Neill stepping into the loincloths. These two had His Lordship quaking in their heels and running for the exits. A fight to the death ensued. An orgy of Sumo rock’n’roll mayhem. 

Nadia Marquard Otzen (Director) adds:

The idea of doing Sumo wrestlers for the video was to somehow mirror the mad and unstoppable energy of the band’s music. It felt appropriately nuts to have two British Sumo wrestlers going at it. We met Steve Pateman who runs the British Sumo Wrestling Association. He is a character like no other, it’s all or nothing. Just like the music! 

Tune in now.

Photo Credit: The Page Brothers

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