Video Premiere: Polyhymns – Down With The Kids

We covered the release of Sheffield’s ‘Polyhymns’ single ‘Down With The Kids’ last year here during the tail end of the UK’s Covid lockdown.

Since the lockdown, the band have been collaborating and working with artists and video/film makers to take the visual and aesthetic nature of the band further. From these collaborations has born the brilliantly animated video for their infectious track. Their single has been lathe cut into polycarbonate after a tweak and a distillation by Mike Lindsay (Tunng/ LUMP).

Blurring real life and animated action, the video is equal parts hilarious and incredibly inventive. With its tongue firmly in its cheek, the video that accompanies this bands brilliantly catchy track reminds one of both David Lynch’s early animated films, and the experimental films that New York’s Tony Oursler made with Sonic Youth and David Bowie. Gideon Coe has played the song a couple of times in the last month or so and said that it was “a contender for bassline of the autumn!”

I can’t disagree with that to be honest.

The video was funded by Help MusiciansDo It Differently Fund and the single (released by www.staticcaravan.org) comes in limited edition of 100 lathe cut slabs with CD and inserts.

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Article by Ioan Humphreys

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