Liverpool rockers Kids On Bridges have made available a surreal video for their newest single 'Walls', which is scheduled for release on May 26th 2014 through Wall of Sound records. The track will appear on their forthcoming new album 'Kidology' due out later this summer.
The video features a young man running in terror from a mysterious hooded figure who, rather than chasing after him, walks measuredly behind him in an all too creepy manner. The man pleads for help from a stranger on a park bench, but loses his wallet as he quickly makes a get away when he envisions that the stranger has transformed in the hooded figure. A similar hallucination occurs when he greets his girlfriend back at his flat where he frantically starts to drink all the alcohol in his house. In his escape, he picks up a pretty blonde girl in the street, but she also appears to transform. The bluesy rhythm gives depth to this electro-rock number with its infectious chorus and guitar-led groove.
The song is thought to be inspired by the name of the record label which celebrates its 20th anniversary this year. With their new album, Kids On Bridges have been working with a range of people including Dr John, producer Steve Dub and drummer Zigaboo Modeliste.
I caught up with Christian from Kids On Bridges prior to his band's electric performance in The Remix tent at The Secret Garden Party. Before he set the crowd alight with his North West blend of Dirty Filthy Electro Pop we talked about football, New Orleans and music.
CM; So Christian, how do you feel about your recent comparisons to the Pet Shop Boys?
Christian; To be honest it's quite an honour really. I mean recently we recorded with Steve Dubber who's worked with the Chemical Brothers and Daft Punk, but we're more song oriented. I can see the association, some people say we're like the scally Pet Shop Boys., the Indie Pet Shop Boys, so I'm happy to go with that, it's a great honour.
CM; I see that your style has been likened to Daft Punk vs. the Killers.
Christian; Yeah another comparison I'm happy to go with, I won't grumble with any of them.
CM; There's a stereotype of dark brooding musician at the keys and an avant-garde lyricist, like Soft Cell or Sparks, are you happy to aspire to that image?
Christian; Well I mean lyrics are really important to the band so I write like from a lyrical point before any of the music's done so, the idea of the band was to have this dirty northern back drop but with lyrics that actually meant something but with this glitzy pop music behind it, that you don't really notice but you can dance to it, and the lyrics over it are quite dark, so yeah that fine by me.
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