Currently touring the UK as main support to Catfish And The Bottlemen, Toronto five-piece July Talk have revealed the video for their new single ‘Picturing Love’, which premiered with The Independent.
The band are known for their provocative videos and ‘Picturing Love’ is no exception. Continuing with their theme of black and white imagery, the striking video explores the use of online pornography within a relationship. Co-vocalist Leah Fay explains the concept behind the track,
“We’ve talked a lot about the mainstream media’s depiction of love, romance and sex over the years. Particularly about how hetero-Hollywood porn affects the way young people discover sex and the unrealistic and male-pleasure-centric ideas it forms and perpetuates. The more that people buy into the examples of sex/romance they see, and the less they tune into the actual wants and needs of their bodies/hearts, the more fucked up sexual relationships can become. So lyrically it’s exploring that. Sexuality is complicated and curious and so much more than what mainstream media feeds us and suggests it is.”
The new single is taken from their critically acclaimed second album Touch which has just been released in the UK via Caroline Records / Universal. Also featured on the album is the previous single ‘Beck + Call’ featuring Inuit throat singer Tanya Tagaq and lead track ‘Push + Pull’, which showcases the perfectly contrasting voices of co-vocalists Pete Dreimanis and Leah Fay and spent a month at number 1 on the Canadian Alternative Chart.
July Talk are a phenomenal live band who have just finished a major US tour supporting Nothing But Thieves, as well as touring Europe and the UK in September including a truly astounding, sold-out performance at The Boston Music Room, London.
Now the band are embarking on their biggest UK appearance yet supporting Catfish And The Bottlemen on their sold-out tour, which kicked off on Saturday at Derby Arena and includes a date at London’s SSE Wembley Arena on November 15th.
CATFISH AND THE BOTTLEMEN UK TOUR DATES – NOVEMBER
Saturday 5th – Derby Arena
Sunday 6th – Bournemouth, BIC
Monday 7th – Plymouth, Pavillions
Wednesday 9th – Manchester, Victoria Warehouse
Thursday 10th – Manchester, Victoria Warehouse
Friday 11th – Manchester, Victoria Warehouse
Sunday 13th – Glasgow, SECC
Tuesday 15th – London, SSE Arena Wembley
Wednesday 16th – Kingston Upon-Thames, Fighting Cocks (July Talk headline show)
Thursday 17th – Coventry, Ricoh Arena
Saturday 19th – Cork, Cyprus Avenue (July Talk headline show)