Lip Filler adjust to the hustle of London life on new single ‘Haircut’.
The band have settled in the metropolis, sharing a tiny flat above a chicken shop in Shepherds Bush. A flurry of shows have seen them build a dogged fanbase, snapped up by tastemaker imprint Chess Club Records.
New single ‘Haircut’ is their first full release on the label, and it finds the five-piece working in tandem with producer St Francis Hotel. Out now, it’s a zesty piece of indie pop, the jagged rhythms attached to some rollercoaster melodies.
Honed at those sweaty live shows, ‘Haircut’ finds Lip Filler adjusting to life in London, and their “minesweeper of a schedule / this city kinda sucks…”
Lip Filler comment…
“‘Haircut’ is about adapting to a metropolitan lifestyle and constantly being over-stimulated and confronted by technology. We all moved to London at a weird and unwelcoming time, so we feel these lyrics resemble the headspace we approached after moving to the city.”
The video for the song was co-directed by the band themselves and Olaf Lawrence, with the shoot running between Frome in Somerset and their flat in West London. The band continue…
“The ‘Haircut’ video was a frantic project that we managed to nail down in pretty much five consecutive days. The concept of the video was one that we’d had brewing for a little while and (being the case with most of our ideas) it took a while to refine and logically plan out.”
“For our first video – we wanted to ensure we captured who we all are as people and more importantly as a band. We did this by splitting the video so that some of the scenes were shot in our hometown and the rest were shot in our kitchen. It was great fun. The two separate locations correlate to the themes of the song about moving from the country and adjusting to the city lifestyle.”
Tune in now.
Photo Credit: Holly Whitaker