A historic, picturesque city, Edinburgh is - in reality - fairly small.
Simply put: you always end up bumping into people. Whether that's sitting in the park, on the Royal Mile or at an open mic night, creative people seem to continually cross paths.
Withered Hand recently released their new album 'New Gods'. A probing, insightful work, it managed to earn a nomination for 'Best Difficult Second Album' at the recent AIM Awards.
Stripped from the album, new single 'Black Tambourine' is due to be released on September 15th. The accompanying animated clip is hilarious, featuring the band performing a show which gets invaded by a giant cat.
Shot by close friend Cameron Watt, the video is premiering on Clash. Withered Hand's Dan Willson had the following to say:
"It's directed and made by a painter called Cameron Watt who lives in Gothenburg, Sweden. When I began WH he used to make music in Edinburgh under the moniker Enfant Bastard and was well regarded for his DIY acoustic & chiptune stuff. He has done some cover art for the likes of Wet Paint, Lets Say We Did and Meursault but he is mainly a painter now so asking him to do a stopmotion animation in a matter of a few days between painting projects meant alot of improvisation. He filmed it entirely on his tablet in his painting studio using rudimentary animation software."
"I think Cammy wanted to capture the sometimes shambolic DIY spirit that he sees in WH and also he made quite an affectionate and amusing portrait of myself and the band. Its funny and a little close to the bone, the only real pretence being the idea that I could actually pull a trick like that on my skateboard without breaking my neck."
Catch Withered Hand live at the following shows:
10 Paisley Arts Centre
11 Newcastle The Miner's Institute
12 Wakefield The Hop
14 London The Scala
15 Nottingham The Maze
16 Coventry The Tin
17 Manchester Kraak