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KOYO Explore themes of rejection and paranoia with new Sci-Fi inspired animated video for single ‘Jettisoned’

Psychedelic rockers KOYO have teamed up with award-winning Welsh filmmaker Nathan Erasmus to produce animated visuals for ‘Jettisoned’. The track is taken from their critically acclaimed self-titled debut.

W A T C H 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-WROJQR2ZaM&feature=youtu.be

The band haven’t stopped for breath since the album’s release, playing at Leeds & Reading Festivals, selling out venues across the country and receiving praise for their work from the likes of Steve Lamacq (BBC 6music), Napalm Death and Killing Joke.

Filmmaker Nathan Erasmus was similarly impressed by their music, which led to him getting in touch with them to propose a collaboration. He tells us “the band have their own unique experimental sound and the album took me on an unpredictable journey, one I haven’t been on since listening to Radiohead’s ‘In Rainbows’ for the first time. The conceptual design of the album’s artwork by Archie Edwards lends itself well to animation and the visuals in the Jettisoned video are strongly inspired by retro sci-fi posters and book covers, something Archie and myself are both big fans of. Sci-fi often explores metaphors and this is what I’ve done in exploring the theme of Jettisoning.”

From the band’s perspective, ‘Jettisoned’ explores themes of rejection and paranoia. Singer / guitarist Huw Edwards explains that “there’s the one side, the hopeless, irrational thoughts of someone dealing with that and the other side, the clear-sighted observations of how others deal with it. The song twists and turns just like the twisted musings of the narrative.”

Formed by Huw Edwards (lead vocals, guitar) and Jacob Price (sampling, synthesizers), and featuring Seb Knee-Wright on guitars, Dan Comlay on bass and Tom Higham on drums, KOYO are a technically accomplished five-piece who blend influences ranging from Tame Impala to My Bloody Valentine, Radiohead, Pink Floyd and Kurt Vile. They combine intricate riffs with melancholic vocals, and lyrics influenced by songwriters such as Nick Drake.

L I V E

UK Festivals

June 2nd, Camden Rocks, London

June 8th – 10th, Download Festival, Donnington

July 21st – 23rd, Tramlines Festival, Sheffield

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