TRACK OF THE DAY (25/07/18): H.Grimace – In The Body

“So what do we have here…?”

Following the release of their 2017 debut, Self Architect, London four-piece, H.Grimace are back with new single, ‘In The Body‘.

The dark and smokey sounds of that debut album are present and as intense as ever, utilising the mix of spoken word and post-punk influences (from Wire to Sonic Youth) which made the majority of Self Architect such a mesmerising listen.

There’s a video too. Directed by British artist Georgina Starr – renowned for her large-scale sculptural installations incorporating video, sound and performance – the video for ‘In The Body’ conjures a future-possible realm where women communicate through the power of coded gesture, instructional bodily ritual and the language of sculpted breath.

The mix of H.Grimace’s haunting sounds and Starr’s hypnotic visuals makes for a hypnotic experience. Watch the video below.

Speaking about the visuals, Starr said “The bubble is from the body, it is both sacred and profane. It is birth—the beginning of everything. It’s the first breath, the first word and the first sculpture. It is also a voice: the inside spoken OUT LOUD! The material is feminine. When it is chewed it becomes a potion or spell to transport and transform.”

Catch them live on October 8th at The Birds Nest, London supporting Slow Motion Cowboys, and at Rough Trade, Bristol on November 8th.

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