Jenny Maxwell and her band of vagabonds lead us into a very strange dinner party in their music video.
A grotesque banquet, a fallen angel, a lead singer pitched somewhere between Kate Bush and PJ Harvey – and everything filmed on location at a ruined, bombed-out church in Peckham. It’s not every day that a new band creates a video with the and production values of a high-concept Tim Walker shoot, but we guess that comes naturally to Strangefruit.
The London-based quartet emerged out of Love Minus Zero, with two of the group even doing time in the original Babyshambles line-up under Pete Doherty’s particularly, er, shambolic leadership. But that only seems to have convinced the members of Strangefruit to go hell for leather in their latest incarnation, which channels plangent folk and psych rock via an extra Lynch-ian episode of Twin Peaks. The Sea of Fog video being a case in point.
You can imagine Nick Cave howling at the moon with this lot. Laura Clarke directs and Matthew Oaten is on cinematography duties.
Strangefruit’s debut EP, Between The Earth and Sea, comes out on 1st July. The band are scheduled to appear at Blissfields on the 5th and Secret Garden Party on 27th July. reverbnation.com/strangefruit