EXCLUSIVE: Shattercones Unveils Black Waltz In New “Say Goodbye” Video


Shattercones released them This septic island EP at Gare Du Nord records last week. Today, we unveil the video of ‘Say goodbye‘a dark waltz mixed with threatening intent. The accompanying video is produced by John Clay and features tango dancers being shot through a series of unconventional recording and lighting techniques, it’s really quite special:

‘Shattercones mix of cinematic drone, gothic western spaghetti and nightmarish slo-mo surf music has hints and influences from Tom is waiting To Einstürzende Neubauten, via Nick Cave’s Primal Theater ‘

The Shattercones are Arran Goodchild (drums, machines, synth), Jason Powdrill (vocals, guitar), Dermot Watson (guitar, lap steel) and Neil Walsh (viola, synth). The group was formed by accident (late 2018) when Arran had to bring musicians together for the Twin Peaks festival.

Jason born in Nottingham was previously the frontman of the group Bridport’s Dagger, drummer in wobbly pop outfit Clickable bones, and dabbled in weird bands like The Haunted Isles and more recently Cold Hands. Dermot began performing on the hardcore Dublin scene and has since moved between bluegrass, French cafes, and Eastern European folk music scenes. He is a regular member of Brighton-based psychedelic group The Dials. Neil, a classically trained musician, has toured and recorded with artists such as Smoke Fairies, Viv Albertine, Leo Abrahams, Slow Club, Tall Ships, Matthew & l’Atlas and more. He has also performed in theatrical productions and presents shows under the name Sonic Tonic. Arran first heard the music of the music drifting on the pub floor from his parents when he was 10 days old. He has produced immersive installations, performed in a chamber under the Thames and toured America and Europe.

Their first EP Oppenheimer was released in 2020 with great reviews and endorsements. Now comes their follow-up EP This Septic Isle, released digitally via Gare du Nord.

“While their debut EP occasionally featured an epic, big-screen take on life and death, their sequel places the action firmly at the front door of a decrepit, festering Brexitland that’s rotten to the core. This septic island is a collection of edgy missives from the heart of a broken and worn-out Britain that has been battered by political postures, pandemic indecision and a Little England state of mind that has been left to fester . In short, it’s furious. It’s also damn huge. And weird. Beautiful. To confuse. Confusing. But, like all the best music, you’ll be wondering how you’ve ever performed without it in your life for so long.

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