‘Let’s Pray’ is currently on regular rotation at Radio 1 – picking up daily plays and being championed by Annie Mac and Huw Stephens – whilst the NME called the cut “sweet, delicate and powerful” when including in their Best New Tracks.
The band have now unveiled its accompanying video – a darkly humorous revenge-film directed by fast rising collaborator Claes Nordwall.
Discussing the film, the director offered the following; “I wanted to bring the exploitation and revenge-film style into a current scenario. Taking a loose cue from Abel Ferarra’s “Ms. 45” (1981). This cold blooded / calm tempered girl being a dystopian example of an increasingly detached youth who spend too much time online. It felt like a suitable plot for the song’s dark lyrical themes.”
‘Let’s Pray’ is a massive, emotive and bold statement of intent from the Hampshire three-piece on top of their game, Blaenavon’s dark romanticism exudes lonesome warmth – reminiscent of The Smiths and The Cure – and self-assured, mellifluous tendencies. It’s the second track – following Radio 1 Single Of The Week ‘I Will Be The World’ – taken from their forthcoming debut, produced by Grammy-winning producer Jim Abbiss (Arctic Monkeys, Adele, Bombay Bicycle Club, Catfish & The Bottlemen, Bjork).
Dates in or near our area
# w/ The Sherlocks
* w/ The Hunna
2nd-4th Sept – Bingley Music Live
15th Sept – Liverpool – Arts Club Loft#
16th Sept – Manchester – O2 Ritz#
20th Sept – Leeds – The Wardrobe#
28th Sep – Liverpool – Arts Club*
30th Sep – Leeds – Wardrobe*
3rd Oct – Manchester – Academy 2*
8th Oct – Neighbourhood Festival