Wonderland bring you a brand new video from Zola Blood to beat those Monday Blues.
We spoke to Hackney-Wick based four-piece Zola Blood about this time last year when they were just releasing their debut EP, Meridian. During our chat, we found out a few interesting things about them: that they rely on a lot of “shitty iPhone recordings” to jot down their inspiration before they hit the studio, that they’re inspired by notable Hungarian artist Gabor Kerekes who combined the visual arts with science (no, me neither..), and, most importantly, that they are perfectionists who spent a year writing and working together before they “even considered releasing anything”. In this era of maxi-output digital musicians, we definitely appreciate artists who take the time to sit down and really perfect their music.
Their careful approach certainly shows; Meridian was a beautifully pitched combination of indie vocals and Caribou-inflected electro beats, and since then we’ve also been treated to the moody masterpiece “Play Out”. Over the summer I was also lucky enough to catch them at Secret Garden Party where they played a set to put a smile on my face amidst the knee-deep mud (bye-bye AirMax, your memory lives on). Now Zola Blood are back with a new video, that we are proud to be premiering, for their standout “Pieces of The Day”. The song continues to develop the band’s trademark sound, with catchy vocals layered over a track that would stand-alone perfectly well as a pure instrumental – always a good sign. The video, meanwhile, is a fairly beguiling series of shots that sees a night-owl roller-skater making pool balls levitate before she’s absorbed into a magical urban roof-scape. Sounds good? That’s because it is.
Director: Maxim Kelly
Producer: Deborah Stone
DOP: Iona Firouzabadi