This one very nearly slipped past me. I try my hardest to listen to most things that are sent into my inbox but sometimes have to admit noble defeat. There are not enough hours in the day when you’ve also got a busy day job and a life.
I am sure that there are some works of absolute genius lingering there unread from the summer months. Festivals (and the subsequent reviews) become my priority. Sonic Breakfast starts to fester despite the occasional flurry.
News of a video from The Molochs arrived a couple of weeks ago. I’ve no real excuse for not seeing it except I was grumpy with cold and stretched at work. I wish I had watched it then for it would have given me a smiley boost.
When I was a boy, I used to adore watching repeat episodes of ‘The Monkees’ on Saturday morning TV. They might have only been from the decade before but the vintage gloss and sense that they were relics from a different era definitely shone through. I liked the energy, the sense of collective community and the general quirkiness on offer. It somehow made sense.
In many ways, watching this video to No More Cryin’, the Molochs first release from an album that’s being released next year has a similar affect on me. Lucas Fitzsimons from the band observes that “shot in super 16, we wanted a classic look that moved into something more modern — there is no story, plot, or angle — the main objective was to shoot something that looked beautiful while maintaining an earthy fidelity.”
But, it’d be missing the point to think that The Molochs are little more than a retro nod to times past. The Molochs are taking the past apart, not trying to recreate it. Aware of their history and place in things, this is a story of hard work, of fighting against every challenge that comes your way and of reminiscing to move forward. I think you’ll enjoy.