Fast rising London group HMLTD may have just dropped 2016’s maddest, bloody and deranged video for their new single ‘Stained’. Words can’t do it justice, so you’ll just have to watch it below.

Warning: This video contains intense strobe lighting

What exactly is going on here is anyone’s guess, really. But one thing we can deduce from it is that it surely cements them as one of the most confusing, gooey and thrilling new bands in the UK right now. Bleeding chantable lyrics (‘Mother Theresa was probably stained’), glitzy glam rock and a gigantic breakdown in the closing moments, ‘Stained’ is like very little that has come before. It’s brilliant.

The video was directed by Jenkin Van Zyl, and the song ‘Stained’ is the second half of their debut double A-side single, following ‘Is This What You Wanted’. The two songs will be available on 7″ via new label LTD LTD.

Catch the group on tour:

Bristol, The Old England (Nov 21)

Leeds, Brudenell Games Room (22)

Glasgow, Broadcast (23)

Edinburgh, Sneaky Pete’s (24)

Liverpool, EBGBS (25)

Birmingham, suki10cc (26) 

Manchester, Castle Hotel (27)

London, Moth Club (Dec 3, Matinee show)

London, Corsica Studios  (7)