Kickstarting a new chapter today, WEIRDS have revealed a new video ‘Valley of Vision’, summoning you to a macabre dystopia. Stained with caustic guitar feedback and Wasp synthesisers, the track is taken from their anticipated debut album due later this year on Alcopop! Records, details of which are to be revealed soon.
“‘Valley of Vision’ was one of the first songs we wrote for the record. We wanted to create a pop song, and make it big, heavy and mysterious. We try to craft our songs in simple structures, and it came together pretty much in one night in our basement. The lyrics were inspired by a puritan prayer from a book of medieval Latin lyrics that I carry with me pretty much at all times, and we were fixated on the title. We’re big fans of expansive, totemic titles and ‘Valley of Vision’ summed up the feeling of the song, it has a mythical symmetry to it.
The song is about family, violence and religion, and the way these all seep into each other, so the lines become blurred. We wanted to it to be the flag-bearer at the front of the fucked up procession that is our album. The song is our crest of intent, us taking aim and limbering up – we’ve got you in our sights.” – Aidan Razzall (Vocals)
With unrelenting, full-throttled live shows at their core, WEIRDS boast an impressive set of notches on their collective touring post including Download, Tramlines, Handmade and Beacons festivals to name a few. 2017 will see the band on a short headline run in March, including a three-night London residency, followed by their support to The Wytches in April. They will then land at Camden Rocks and 2000 Trees over the summer, with more pitstops on the festival circuit to be confirmed soon.
17 Mar – Picture House Social, Sheffield
18 Mar – Rough Trade Notts, Nottingham
20 Mar – Old Blue Last, London
21 Mar – Lock Tavern, London
22 Mar – The Windmill, London
03 Apr – Boileroom, Guildford
04 Apr – Waterfront Studio, Norwich
05 Apri – The Horn, St Albans
06 Apr – Face Bar, Reading
09 Apr – Sound Control, Manchester
19 Apr – Portland Arms, Cambridge
20 Apr – Georgian Theatre, Stockton On Tees
23 Apr – Joiners, Southampton
24 Apr – Clwb Ifor bach, Cardiff
3 Jun – Camden Rocks Festival, London
6-8 Jul – 2000 Trees Festival, Upcote Farm
With a much anticipated full length debut in the pipeline, the WEIRDS nest is at bursting point, the band are hungrier than ever, ready to infest the UK.