Don’t be fooled by the slow-building nature of Abattoir Blues latest track ‘Sense’; the vocals are as cut-throat and melancholy as the band’s name suggests, and the guitar is equally as loud and sharp. The Brighton band have released a video to accompany the track, and it’s been directed by Sirius F Gahan (Alex G, Teen Suicide).
The video contains gritty but poetic shots of a young man suffering from small town frustration, and a lack of self esteem. Speaking about the video, Gahan said: “You’re your own worst enemy, the only thing standing between yourself and your own idea of success. It’s hard to distance yourself from your own individual bubble of consciousness, and conjure the realisation that often to move forward, you need to accept yourself, and ease the endeavour to flourish as a human. With this mental dissonance in place, you find yourself sinking under your own expectations, and have to break free, to circumvent the inevitable lows you suffer”.
Abattoir Blues seem to have an ability to tap in to sadness and turn it in to gritty, yet sensitive post-punk anthems; and ‘Sense’ is another stellar example of this. The band will be playing at Kamio in Shoreditch on November 24th as part of The Great Escape Festival’s ‘First 50’ shows, so make sure you catch them live. Tickets are available here.
‘Sense’ was recently released as a b-side to ‘Fading’ on 7” vinyl and can be purchased via Cannibal Hymns now.