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WATCH: Young Knives - White Sands
Laurie Tuffrey , March 21st, 2014 13:38

Video for new single, with band touring UK now

Young Knives are currently touring the UK in support of their fourth album, Sick Octave, playing Leamington Spa's The Assembly tonight, and Preston, Leeds, Edinburgh and London next week - head to the band's website for full details. Chiming with said tour comes the announcement of the band's new single, 'White Sands', due for release on May 12 via their Gadzöök label and available as a 300-copy run of white 7"s, each coming with "an individual close-up photo of a grimy nook or cranny of our studio", they tell us.

They've also given us a look at the video for the track, shot in a Dartmoor quarry. The band's Henry Dartnall takes up the story: "The video itself is based on a strange dream I had: we had started a cult but it was just us three in the cult and we were really into insect husbandry. There was some meditation but we also just liked doing Jackass-style stunts and drinking Coke. It was really good fun but our wives were not so keen on it; they thought we spent enough time together what with the band and everything. The video is sponsored by a few big brands so you'll have to excuse the gratuitous product placement shots, but in this day and age… An interesting fact: The granite from this quarry was used to build London Bridge."

Have a watch above, and read what happened when Gravenhurst's Nick Talbot met the band to discuss Sick Octave last year here.