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WATCH: New East India Youth
Laurie Tuffrey , May 12th, 2014 11:14

Video for Heaven, How Long, ahead of UK tour dates

Take a look at the excellent new video for East India Youth's 'Heaven, How Long', which is getting released as a digital single on June 16 via Stolen Recordings. It combines a lot of things we enjoy here at the Quietus, namely woods, trains and non-specific psychedelic visual wig-outs, and is once again the handiwork of Joe Spray, who was behind the videos for 'Looking For Someone' and 'Dripping Down', augmented by some frazzled tweaking at the end by Dan Tombs, who's recently been providing live visuals at EIY shows. Talking of, EIY's William Doyle is a busy man: following some sterling turns at The Great Escape festival last weekend, he's playing London's Barfly tonight, the De La Warr Pavilion in Bexhill-On-Sea tomorrow, May 13, before taking in shows at libraries in Kendal and Oldham, a UK tour and festival appearances, including a slot at Field Day on June 7, among others - head to his website for full details, and read up on Doyle talking about the video below:

"I was keen to keep Joe Spray on as director for this video because his contribution to the aesthetics of my album and its surrounding material have been a key part in whatever success they've found. Further exploring the themes and influences of the previous two videos, and continuing with the vague narrative we'd established, moving from the cityscape to the natural world, the video for 'Heaven, How Long' remains rooted in an organic landscape. It was clear after a while, though, that we needed to really tear at the fabric of the images in the end section of the song to match its dynamics and intensity, and this is where Dan Tombs was introduced to the process. Dan has been creating visuals for my live shows based on Joe's video work, and it's been a great collaborative effort working with him. I was really pleased that both Joe and Dan were keen to add their own styles to this video; together they've created something beautiful, schizophrenic and intensely visceral."

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