The Jezabels unveil haunting new video for ‘Come Alive’

The Jezabels

Australian gothic synth-pop quartet The Jezabels have released a haunting animated video for “Come Alive”, the first taste of the band’s third album, Synthia, released on the 12th of February via Caroline Distribution.

“Come Alive” is a dark industrial encounter, perfectly accompanied by the poignant and moving animated video, and one that set the benchmark for Synthia.

Says frontwoman Hayley Mary: “Previously I’ve shrouded myself a lot in mystery and the language of romanticism; played roles and stuff — which reflected some kind of truth about how I felt as a woman.

“Now I feel like I can be much more upfront about all that. The truth about how it feels to be a woman has become a much more prominent part of the general conversation in the last couple of years. These are exciting times. I think we’ve made an album that celebrates that.”

You can watch the video for “Come Alive” below. The extraordinarily beautiful animation was directed by Darcy Prendergast & Xin Li at Oh Yeah Wow in Melbourne.

The Jezabels are set to play a special one-off performance at The Dome, London on March 10th in support of Synthia. Having previously playing sold out shows at Shepherds Bush Empire, KOKO, Brixton Electric, Heaven and more in support of their extensive back catalogue, it will be a rare opportunity to catch the band in one of their most intimate appearances in the UK capital yet.

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Bi:Lingual get down and dirty with Synthia

Bi-Lingual Live Shot

Bi:Lingual, the UK’s fastest rising, hardest working rock n’ rolling hip-hoppers release a new track today.

“Synthia” is the sound of a bunch of good friends doing it themselves, holed up recording in a tiny room for 14 hours straight.

Speaking in a recent interview with A Music Blog, Yea? Bi:Lingual explain: “The main thing with this track is that we wanted it to represent the band and our music, more so than any of our other releases. It’s all very DIY.

“Our releases to date have all sounded like watered down versions of us, and we wanted Synthia to have the dirtiness and grittiness our music has at a gig or in a practice room.”

Decide for yourselves and check out the scythe-like slice of grit that is “Synthia” in the official video for the track below. Any song that promises to have Freddy Krueger wetting the bed is good by us.

Once you’ve checked it out, be sure to grab your free download of the track at the 100% not shit

Bi:Lingual have a slew of UK tour dates lined up in the coming weeks. “We’re always booking shows and trying to be on the road as much as possible and we challenge anybody and everybody to come and see us and be our ‘favourite totally fucking nuts moment’” say the band.

Upcoming dates are as follows:

14th Apr: The Islington, London
17th Apr: Maida Vale, Sheffield
18th Apr: Bar 1:22, Huddersfield
19th Apr: Venue TBC, Castleford
22nd Apr: Santiago’s Bar, Leeds
08th May: Lincoln Imp, Scunthorpe
23rd May: Evolution Emerging, The Tanners 2015, Newcastle
29th May: KU Bar, Stockton-on-Tees
30th May: Wharf Chambers, Leeds
31st May: Parish, Huddersfield
13th Jun: Long Division Festival, Wakefield
20th Jun: Live In Barnsley, Barnsley

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