Taken from their new album Swarmculture, Leeds indie rockers Weirds have released a video for the track "Old World Blues". The track comes as a warm-up for their upcoming run of UK dates with DZ Deathrays.
“Lyrically, "Old World Blues" is quite claustrophobic, and I really wanted to get a sense of entrapment and anger across. The title was a phrase that had been kicking around in discussion for a while, and just stuck- it became the perfect banner for the slouching, drunken feel of the track. We’re also big fans of expansive, totemic titles and ‘Old World Blues’ felt like the title of some kind of psychedelic spaghetti-Western film, and we just felt that it worked.
We set out to write the slowest, sludgiest, heaviest song we could get away with. We wanted a real slow, almost hip hop style beat, and the riff just spawned from there. I wrote the verse lyrics on the back of my flight ticket in Marseille Airport in a boiling hot departure lounge at the height of summer. I guess the song is our crest of intent, us taking aim and limbering up- we’ve got you in our sights.” - Aidan Razzall, vocals
Tour Dates (w/ DZ Deathrays):
09/20 - Amsterdam - Sugar Factory
09/21 - Hamburg - Reeperbahn Festival
09/23 - Liverpool - Psych Fest
09/24 - Brighton - Hope & Ruin (w/ DZ Deathrays)
09/25 - Bridgend - Hobos (w/ DZ Deathrays)
09/26 - St.Albans - The Horn (w/ DZ Deathrays)
09/27 - London - Camden Monarch (w/ DZ Deathrays)
09/28 - London - Camden Assembly (w/ DZ Deathrays)
10/28 - London - The Finsbury