Thursday 7 September 2017

VIDEO PREMIERE: Pêtr Aleksänder - 'Bells'

I'm honoured to premiere the stunning video for new track Bells from Pêtr Aleksänder, a band consisting of Tom Hobden (Noah & The Whale, Mumford & Sons) and Eliot James (producer of debut NATW and Two Door Cinema Club records). The band combine strings, piano and electronic elements to make instrumental music, with wonderful results. Following the instant addition of their debut piece Sans Souci to Spotify playlist 'The Most Beautiful Songs In The World', they released Bells last week. Writing of the track, they explain that it is a "study in tension and release; a stability, centred around the piano, is tested but never compromised by beautiful but haunting string lines." 

The track is today given a beautiful video, flitting between simplicity and elegant choreography, a black and white masterpiece, directed by Andy Banjanin (of Tempesst) and starring BBC Young Dancer of the Year 2017 finalist Jacob Lang. Jacob performs an emotive routine, which the band describe as "punctuated by pulsating filament lightbulbs. His movement is at times angular, at others serene and fluid, and captures the fragility of the music." Give the video a few minutes of your time below...

Pêtr Aleksänder play their debut show supporting Susanne Sundfør on 2nd October at Union Chapel, going on to play in Glasgow at CCA (3rd Oct), Manchester at Deaf Institute (4th Oct) and Dublin at Sugar Club (7th Oct) - tickets here! The London date is sold out already, so be sure to follow the band online to keep up to date on future shows! 

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1 comment:

  1. Breathtaking - and it looks like you've sold out to advertising electric light bulbs :-)