“All My Heroes”
words by tom johnson
Writing about a new video from a brilliant American band, released via a flourishing DIY label (Sad Cactus), within the context of Brexit, or even a seemingly ever depleting society, seems somewhat misplaced, but there’s a line in Double Grave’s wonderful All My Heroes that leaps out of the track’s resolute three-minutes, on today of all days:
“All my heroes are gone
and there’s no food left in the garden.”
The formative line in Double Grave’s beautifully slow-burning new track, it’s somewhat downbeat message is kept alluringly aloof as the track simmers through its melodic landscape, the soft chug of the guitars counter-balanced by that lead voice all dressed up in a burned-out display of languidness.
Lifted from the bands new album which arrives in late April, and follows on from Mothpuppy’s recent LP which we fawned over here, the new track receives the (very special) video treatment today, with an accompanying film that furthers the track’s skewed unraveling. Punctuated by an ever-shifting set of illustrations, the result is a striking display of colours and shapes that leap out of the otherwise greying world cut out of the song itself. Check it out in full below.
‘New Year’s Daydream’ is released on April 28th
Pre-order it here, via Sad Cactus