Posted: August 29th, 2014 by Andrew
Celebrating newly announced UK + European tour dates this fall, SUUNS have shared a short film featuring ‘Sunspot’ from their 2013 release Images du Futur. Premiering via The Quietus and directed by band frontman Ben Shemie, the 30 minute music video delves into the ideas of repetition and absolution of sin. Watch the video above or here on Youtube.
For more on the story behind the new video, Ben explains below:
“This video is based around hands. Dirtying ones hands, blood on the hands, and cleansing ones hands of sin are the themes that drive the imagery in this video. I saw Richard Serra’s ‘Hand Catching Lead’ video at the Metropolitan museum in NY a few years ago. Despite all the monumental works, this small raw video stuck with me the most. Something about the simplicity about looking at the artist’s own hands, the realness was very intense. It is Serra’s work that provides the visual inspiration behind this video.
“The compulsion of washing ones hands – absolution of sin – is very powerful. This compulsive behavior, regardless of the context, can relate to all of us. This one-take sequence that closes the video is not only physically demanding, but also very challenging to the viewer. Repetition, the common thread of the droney nature of Suuns’ music, plays tricks on our sense of time and drives the fanatical and compulsive themes of the video to the edge of our tolerance.”
If you haven’t already, pick up their Polaris Prize nominated album from last year, Images Du Futur via your local record store, iTunes, Amazon, and SC Distribution.
SUUNS’ UK/EU 2014 TOUR DATES:
[all dates + tix links: secretlycanandian.com/tour]
26th Sept Liverpool, UK – Liverpool Psych Fest – get tickets
29th Sept London, UK – Village Underground, London – get tickets
30th Sept Ghent, BE – Vooruit
1st Oct Paris, FR – Gaite Lyrique
2nd Oct Amsterdam, NL – Tolhuistuin
3rd Oct Copenhagen, DK – Vega
4th Oct Oslo, NO – Revolver
6th Oct Stockholm, SE – Kagelbanan
7th Oct Gothenberg, SE – Pustervik
8th Oct Helsinki, FI – Kuudes Linja
11th Oct Istanbul,TR – Salon IKSV