Southampton's Burning House have earned a stellar reputation from their loud, bold live shows, fusing elements of Americana to blistering shoegaze.
Linking with the MIOHMI label, the band are currently putting the finishing touches to their debut album, but wanted to release something new to solidify the relationship.
Enter 'Mimosa'. A startling, colour-laden return, the song owes a lyrical debt to Dr Faustus by Christopher Marlowe but continually peers into the future.
In keeping with their desire for collective creativity the video was shot by Ruby Taylor, who is also Yumi And The Weather, and happens to be co-founder of the MIOHMI record label.
Described by the band as a "big, self-conscious rock song" the visuals for the single grab your attention with their piercing, neo-psychedelic colours.
I'm a huge fan of the band and I've always wanted to make a video for them, as their music transports me into a really vivid, visual world - especially when I watch them live. I found the old tutorial footage from an archive site and picked out interesting images and animations from within it, piecing them together in a sequence that sparked well off the music for me.
I then layered the band within that. I restricted myself to using iMovie for this, so I couldn't really go back on myself - so everything had to come together very confidently, but I had worked most of it out in my head before putting it in to practice.
I used bright colours and messed about with them, getting them just right, as I wanted to reflect the electricity and energy of track.
Tune in now.
Catch Burning House at the following shows:
4 Maidstone Fringe Festival
22 Leicester w/ Dayflower
19 London Sebright Arms
20 Southampton Heartbreakers
27 London Battersea Arts Centre
Photo Credit: Frankie Knight
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