Deptford-based indie four-piece The Parasocials release new track ‘The Fall’ on 6th August. It’s the second single to be unveiled from their self-titled EP, and following the jazzy pop of previous release ‘Komatose’, takes a more direct and urgent musical line, described by the band as ‘a chaotic post punk stomper, telling the tale of a broken man, and his descent into madness.’
It’s backed with a suitably tumultuous lo-fi video, shot in claustrophobic 1:1 ratio. The band explain the thought process behind it, ‘Initially the song was purely intended to be a throwback to 90’s/early 2000’s hip hop and skater rock videos – consisting of low angle handycam shots, fisheye lens’ and a wonky homemade feel. When it came to adding a narrative, I really didn’t want anything too complex that would distract from the song, so it’s loosely meant to be kind of a dark fable; like one of those old German fairytales where everyone dies at the end.’
We’re delighted to bring you a first chance to watch the video on Joyzine today.
The Parasocials play the Camden Rocks night at The Fiddlers Elbow in Camden on Friday 30th July with support from Tracey, JW Paris, The Strange Days and Project Culture. Tickets, priced at £10 + booking fee can be ordered here.
Article by Paul Maps