The Modern Strangers today release the hypnotic visual to accompany their new single and EP title track ‘Visions’. The stunning choreographed piece was directed and executed by the band themselves.
Speaking about the video, frontman Max Davenport says, “We filmed the video at the beginning of July in a dance studio in London. Thomas Ashton (who is our drummer, Will’s cousin) kindly offered to choreograph a dance routine to the song. We’d seen some videos of his previous work and knew he’d be able to create something amazing for it. He bought in two other incredible dancers, Jasmine and Frankie who we can’t thank enough for coming and being a part of the video.
The video is entirely self-filmed and edited. We were going for a sort of futuristic, end of the world disco and we hope we got that. Thomas, Jasmine and Frankie did an amazing job and we couldn’t have asked for a better video and again, we can’t thank them all enough for being involved and helping make the video what it is!”
The video follows the recent release of the band’s second EP ‘Visions’ which features four glorious tracks; the electro-pop gem ‘Visions’, previous single, the bewitching, disco infused ‘Magic Hour’, plus two brand new tracks ‘Parallel’ and live favourite, ‘Be Your Lover’.
Watch ‘Visions’ – BELOW:
The EP was produced by Gordon Mills Jr and was written and recorded in LA and London. Lead single ‘Magic Hour’ was met with a rapturous response on release, hitting the #2 spot on the Hype Machine Chart and is accompanied by a video shot on a glacier in Iceland as well as their homeland of Dungeness and Camber. Watch the video here.
The Modern Strangers head out on a UK headline tour this October including at date at Oslo, Hackney on October 26th. Tickets on sale now from www.themodernstrangers.com
See them live at:
19th Oct – Southampton, Heartbreakers
21st Oct – Bristol, The Crofters Rights
22nd Oct – Glasgow, Broadcast
23rd Oct – Birmingham, Sunflower Lounge
25th Oct – Liverpool, Jimmys
26th Oct – London, Oslo (Hackney)
Fronted by brothers Max & Archie Davenport, the Tunbridge Wells band first sprang to life off the back of debut single ‘Vanilla’, earning them early support from BBC Introducing and BBC Radio 1. Subsequently self-releasing seminal singles ‘Hot Rain’, ‘Margarita’ and ‘Coco Hello’ in the midst of a busy summer of shows. Winning over new fans eager to hear more from their incendiary live set and leading to signing a publishing deal with BMG. Last summer saw them hitting stages across the UK on their first tour, a plethora of festivals (Latitude, Isle of Wight, Standon Calling and The Great Escape amongst others) to their first European dates, supporting Flor, including shows in Paris, Berlin and Amsterdam (along with a headline set for Gibraltar’s National Day celebrations).
Following on from the band’s debut EP ‘Meltdown Mechanics’ released in June last year to wide support from key blogs, tastemakers and streaming platforms (clocking up over a million plays on Spotify), the band have been working on tracks in LA with their producer Gordon Mills Jr, ready to unleash their sophomore EP.
2019 saw them start the year with sell-out shows in London, Manchester and Coventry, along with being picked by Annie Mac for her first “Future sounds” feature of the year and Jack Saunder’s “Next Wave”; further showing the band to be far more than just algorithm approved purveyors of perfect guitar pop. (You can’t fault scientific research, see the clip here. They recently toured the UK in support of Flor for the second time and also supported All Twins at Oslo, Hackney.
Their unique brand of spiralling, euphoric electronic indie-pop is continuing to inject a sense of fun back into guitar music.