Earlier in the year I attended (albeit virtually) my first SXSW Festival, and amongst the thronging masses of up and coming musicians of all shapes and sizes it was Berlin-based art-punk trio Jealous who stood out as my favourite new discovery. Smashing together deep-fried country punk, garage rock, glam, psych and riot grrrl with glitter-smeared abandon, it was a much needed jolt of musical caffeine that made me forget the virtual jet lag that the six-hour time difference between Texas and London had brought on and had me dancing wildly round the living room at some ungodly hour of the morning.
That performance was part of the excellent Dedstrange Records showcase, alongside A Place to Bury Strangers, Paul Jacobs and Holy Fuck, and Jealous’ double EP Lover / What’s Your Damage will be the maiden release of the new imprint on 13th August. The band recently shared the first single from the record, ‘K Hole II’, and today we’re delighted to bring you the first chance to see its video – an eight minute mini-epic of witchcraft, digital hypnotism and giant zombie-rabbit drummers, shot through a trippy, dark kaleidoscopic lens that matches the disorienting menace of the track. Featuring performances by the dancer and model Lucio Vidal, burlesque dancer Georgia, Sarah the Witch, Berlin 8mm Scene legend Dirty, plus cameos from Oliver Ackermann (A Place to Bury Strangers) and Selene, it’s a mesmeric watch, wrapped up with an unexpected hazy dream-synth cover of Marvin Gaye’s ‘Sexual Healing’.
The EP Lover / What’s Your Damage is due for release on 13th August on Dedstrange – pre-order now on vinyl and digital download via Bandcamp.
Article by Paul Maps
Photograph by Kek Discreto