Blaenavon are three teenagers from Hampshire who love to play loudly. With the usual setup consisting of guitar, drums, and bass, the trio have recently joined The Sherlocks and Sundara Karma on their respective UK tours.
Their latest single is titled Let’s Pray and probably is the closest these guys have ever come to a ballad.
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.
Having played with the likes of Foals, Bloc Party and Warpaint to name a few, the band released two EPs, Koso (2013) and Miss World (2015), and have recently completed their debut album (release tba) with Grammy-winning producer Jim Abbiss (Arctic Monkeys, Adele, Bombay Bicycle Club).
After a sell out run of shows at London’s Waiting Room. Lexington and Dingwalls, Blaenavon are set for their biggest headline performance to date at The Scala on October 14th, preceded by 5 weeks of touring around the UK with The Hunna. Tour dates can be found below.
Also published on Medium.