London trio Mano's Daughter have released an artistically surreal video for their newest track 'Tailored', taken from their upcoming EP 'Smart' which is due for release on March 31st 2014 through Smart & Shiver Records.
The video kicks off with singer Sarah Carter in old-fashioned attire sat in a leather armchair holding a cigarette holder and wearing a veiled fascinator. It cuts to images of a flashing lightbulb intermittently, as well as the image of an almost naked man with a restraint round his wrist who is later seen dancing with a dark figure who repeatedly places black handprints on his body. It feels like a clear and deliberate metaphor even its significance is not automatically clear, and there's a firm sense of melancholy with the warped, eerie opening tune and haunting lyrics echoing ominously clear. Far from being a depressing number though, 'Tailored' soon turns into a fun anthem with the distorted, heavy but dreamy synths and a wonderfully catchy chorus.
The band; who are vocalist Sarah, synth player Matthias Garrick and drummer Dan See; have already won over a devoted fanbase which include comedian-musician Tim Minchin. They'll be launching their highly-anticipated new EP at Hysteria in London on March 27th 2014.
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