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WATCH: Årabrot Video For 'Maldoror's Love'
Lavanya Singh , October 31st, 2018 14:06

tQ favourites share new video ahead of a pair of UK shows this weekend

Ahead of their performance at Leeds' Damnation Festival this weekend as well as an appearance in London at The Dome, Årabrot have shared a new video for their track ‘Maldoror’s Love’. The track opens their latest album, Who Do You Love, which was released earlier this year.

“Årabrot is in so many ways as much a travelling circus as a rock'n'roll unit,” says frontman Kjetil Nernes. “Captured here is the essence of snake-handling, the Holy Mountain alchemy and the medicine show prophecies. Laukli and Laukli, with the help of the amazing editing skills of Dave Hall, have done a remarkable job catching the heart and soul of the Church of Årabrot.”

The video is replete with biblical allusions, clearly a by-product of Nernes’ stay in a former church in the woods of Dalarna in Sweden, where the band rehearsed and recorded much of Who Do You Love.

Paal Laukli, who directed the video, weighs in, revealing that Nernes let them choose the track they wanted to produce a visual for: “After a quick listen we landed on ‘Maldoror’s Love’. We love the song, and also the misanthropic worldview put forth by Isidore Lucien Ducasse in Les Chants des Maldoror. The dark and strange content of the novel was an inspiration. There are also some visual nods to other artists that we know have influenced Årabrot in their work.”

Read tQ’s review of Who Do You Love here.

Årabrot play at The Dome in London on November 2 and at Damnation Festival in Leeds on November 3. Find their full list of tour dates here.