Death From Above have shared a striking, eerie new clip for ‘Caught Up’, streaming first on NME.
The video, directed by award-winning filmmaker Eva Michon, finds the riotous two-piece in the midst of a typically thundering performance, before otherwordly forces begin to take hold, and twist things into some unsettling new shapes. Below it all, Death From Above are on tight-as-a-nut form, fusing brutal rock ‘n’ roll attitude to their hip-shaking dance-rock tendencies in style.
‘Caught Up’ is the latest single from ‘Outrage! Is Now’, DFA’s third album, released last year. The NME review dubbed the record “really loud rock n roll music – a simple pleasure in complicated times.”
Check out the video for ‘Caught Up’ below.
Next month, Death From Above will tour the UK alongside fellow rock legend At The Drive-In – full dates for that are as follows:
9 London O2 Academy Brixton
10 Newcastle O2 Academy
12 Birmingham O2 Academy
13 Manchester O2 Apollo
15 Glasgow O2 Academy
Speaking to NME around the release of ‘Outrage! Is Now’, the band opened up on their changing perspectives of what DFA entails.
“We’ve realised that Death From Above is just us, plus a couple of pieces of gear,” drummer and vocalist Sebastien Grainger told NME. “It’s not this separate third entity that is mythologised or whatever. We didn’t talk for five years but the band continued to exist and kept working in the background.
“When we started working on [previous record] ‘The Physical World’, we treated the band as this other thing that we had to respect. Now we don’t – we don’t respect it any more!”
Opening up about the evolution of their sound, bassist Jesse F Keeler said: “This record is interesting because I didn’t have any pre-conceived ideas of what the songs would be like. We just wrote what we thought we’d enjoy. One of the things that’s always been important to us is trying to avoid repeating ourselves, musically. I realise that’s probably to the detriment of our careers.”
Grainger added: “When Jesse plays me a demo, sometimes there’s an obvious way to go with it. On this record, I did the complete opposite of that. The best bits are completely incongruous and weird.”