Manchester outfit Sea Fever unveil the visuals for their recently released single Crossed Wires-Watch the video here
Directed by art director and photographerKsenia Bilykand director Emily Jade Hagan, the striking visuals perfectly depict the songs lyrics by drawing up a vision of a dystopian world pulling on themes of lockdown and environmental destruction.
The video was shot over the course of two nights across several districts in Berlin during the current lockdown restrictions with a small crew; these conditions didn’t limit the two creatives ambitious vision of a sci-fi world. Designer Nikolas Wunderlich; B41303created the bespoke pieces worn by the actors, while graphic artist Sash Bobrov enhanced the dystopian world they sought to create by adding motion graphics.
Sea Fever is a five piece collective fronted by Iwan Gronow (Haven, Johnny Marr) on vocals and guitars, alongside singer Bethany Cassidy(Section 25), the collective also features New Orders Tom Chapman and Phil Cunningham – with Tom on bass, guitars, synths and programming and Phil on guitars. Powering the bands pulsing beats is Elliot Barlow, who is joined on the bands debut by New Orders drummer Stephen Morris.
Sea Fever explains that their coming together as a unit felt inevitable: Wed wanted to work with each other for ages, so when we finally sat down in the studio, the band just seemed to come together naturally. It felt like we were really free to explore the kinds of music that have always inspired us, we dug right through the record crates of our minds to shape the sound of Sea Fever.
Fusing intelligent electronics and clanging guitars, underpinned by soaring and hypnotic strings, the band has already picked up early support from the likes of Chris Hawkins on BBC 6 Music.