Watch Southend Band Asylums Sleep In Tinfoil On New Video For ‘Necessary Appliances’

Southend on sea newcomers Asylums have announced details of their debut album ‘Killer Brain Waves’, alongside a new video for ‘Necessary Appliances’.

Released on July 29, ‘Killer Brain Waves’ is out via the bands own Cool Thing Records. Speaking of the new video, singer Luke Branch told NME:

“Asylums start every video with the same ethos, what interesting/fun visual statement can we make with no money. ‘Necessary Appliances’ was no different, after a bit of consideration we spent two days empting out my bedroom, covering the walls with tin foil and filling up the room with broken computers, hoovers and random bits of circuitry. It was pretty surreal, but as with all our videos we were just having fun along with our visual collaborators Kana Waiwaiku and the Iron Brain. As a DIY band running our own record label Cool Thing Records we rely on ideas over budget, spirit over perfection and just enjoy the process. I think this video pretty much captures how we felt at the time, crazy, isolated and full of beans.”


Asylums are on tour, playing the following venues:

30th April – Live At Leeds Festival
6th May – Cool Thing Records Club Night, The Railway Hotel, Southend
19th May – Alternative Great Escape
4th June – Camden Rocks
9th July – Village Green Festival
10th July – Brownstock
24th July – Tramlines Festival
8th September – Bestival