PREGOBLIN don't shy away from uncomfortable truths.
The Hayling Island duo leave their observations unvarnished, demanding a kind of resolute intensity from themselves in the process.
New single 'Snakes & Oranges' is a case in point. If there's a violence to the sound then that's because violence inspired it, an emotional cruelty and the lingering aftermath of those actions.
Out now, it matches a brooding vocal to a spartan arrangement, so suggestive and emphatic in the process.
As PREGOBLIN put it...
“The song is about violence. A person is sizing up who they may hurt in a relationship or in life and its inevitability.”
The full video has an ultra spooky feel, with its atmospheric setting tying in to those Hallowe'en vibes. Perfect for the haunting season, 'Apples & Snakes' builds on the lyrics, while providing a unique world of its own.
"The following video uses archetypes we share," say the duo. "Violence in a family home. An authoritarian police-like but infantile father. An owl-like mother is all seeing but silent - all references in the costumes."
"Jess plays a young teen where her only respite is time with a pet and bedroom. She is scared by watching a horror movie. She hears a noise and goes to check the house stopping to pick up weapons along the way. She selects a pitchfork - the horror movie staple and a buster of feminist Simone De Beauvoir and then nunchaku."
"But the noise is just her parents returning home after walking their pet snakes. They are Twit-like with bad personal hygiene habits. They begin to argue. Jessica's mum shouts: ‘Jessica you know your father has an ectoplasmic titanium skeleton.’ Something my geek mate at school claimed to have had was surgery to replace his body with a titanium skeleton."
Check it out below.
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