West Mids alt. rockers who play with Electric Six tonight
West Midlands alt-rock band Blank Parody have unveiled the video for their brand new single ‘Locket Picture’, which serves as an impressive taster of what’s to come from their debut EP due early next year.
Taking the fundamental themes of the song – isolation, anger, sadness and insanity – the video channels these into a thrilling adventure. Bouncing between footage of the band performing in the stairwells of the notorious Park Hill flats in Sheffield and breathtaking free-running chase scenes, the video perfectly captures the frenetic pace of the track.
The song, produced by Jim Pinder (Fightstar/Bullet For My Valentine) and mastered by Geoff Pesche (Pulp) at Abbey Road, is a blistering rock anthem with riffs aplenty, backed up by the fierce vocals of Joby Fitzgerald. The song was written by Joby and guitarist Liam Howard at a point when they were both dealing with multiple personal difficulties including break ups, ill health and loss.
Howard says; “‘Locket Picture’ is about the way loss and suffering contorts our personalities and manipulates us into completely different people. Painful memories become weights around our necks which do nothing but remind us of times when we were happier, and the more we stare into that, trying to find answers, the more we invoke desolation and despondency. The song is as much about self-destruction as it is about self-realisation and abandoning the weight of nostalgia before it tips you over the edge.”
A dramatic follow up to the band’s debut single ‘Dark Pretenders’ earlier this year, ‘Locket Picture’ primes Blank Parody to break down the doors of the UK rock scene in 2017.
November 30th – Birmingham, O2 Academy (supporting Electric Six)