With her new single ‘Signs‘ just released, we thought we’d rewind to Bobbi Arlo’s last single ‘Breathe’ whose video (expertly edited by Kelly Evans) was made during the first lockdown in Spring “as a means of taking people’s minds off all things anxiety driven”.
It’s alive and kicking thanks to Dublin desperados Bullet Girl who up the ante with their new single.
Guitarist Dylan Keenan directed the memorable video:
“My main vision while directing was to create a hypnotic, almost disorientating, experience to match the ferocious nature of the track. We shot the black and white sequences with (singer) Aaron in some of the most dilapidated areas of Dublin.
“He is purposely brought in and out of focus as I wanted him to almost blend into his surroundings. The song is about Dublin City, and so our aim as a band was to feature it as a character of its own in the video.”
Influenced by My Bloody Valentine and Beck, Belfast’s Thom Southern (top) recalls the heyday of 1990s indie rock with his debut single.
“Shivers is the concept of love feeling like a drug, a sensation of being outside one’s own body, floating and observing oneself from a different perspective. I wanted to embody this meaning within a dense sounding track, to mainly focus on one swollen guitar sound which never stops throughout and accompany that with repetitive beatnotic drums.”
Limerick rapper God Knows returns with another single from his Who’s Asking? EP Vol. 2 with special guest Hazey Haze in tow.
God Knows says:
“Mup I Said (“come up, I said”) is a call to action. It’s an observation of how things change as time moves forward. Some of the people that I started this journey with have settled down and discovered new dreams, some have deferred them, some like myself and my peers are still on job. Mup means ‘it’s not over til it’s over’. Don’t give up on yourself. Come up.”
Dublin singer/songwriter Ailbhe Reddy (top) warns against looking up your ex online after the split in this cracking tune from her forthcoming album Personal History, due next month.
The video is directed by Ciaran O’Brien and Ailbhe.
“The song is all about watching someone’s life from afar post-break-up. We should all know by now that what people present online is a shiny, happy version of events but sometimes it’s impossible to have that logic when you’re hurting.
“Most people have probably ended up scrolling through the online profile of an ex and feeling like their life is full of fun parties and holidays, because that’s all people show of their life online.”