Heartworms has announced the release of her debut EP, ‘A Comforting Notion’, out March 24 via Speedy Wunderground.
The first single from the EP, ‘Retributions Of An Awful Life’, comes complete with a grippingly raw official video, directed by Niall Trask and Dan Matthews.
In a statement, Heartworms said of the song and its accompanying visuals: “The song itself lyrically is deeply unsettling, I wanted it to come alive in action. I had an idea of being kitted up in full militaria of no specific regiments, in black and white, putting my body through cold water and wet mud. This was stepping outside my comfort zone because I’m not a skilled swimmer; deep water frightens me immensely, especially when cold and in full military gear.
“Not many artists/bands I know have done something this raw. I didn’t want to go for a fancy video with pretty dancers or lovely wallpaper plastered with an airbrush filter – I wanted to imbibe a new pain, bring to life punishment, fight fears while abiding relentlessness with my friends by my side. To have put my body through something I found frightening just for the art… there’s something exhilarating about it.”
Heartworms will also be heading out on a UK headline tour in March, featuring an EP release show at London’s Lexington.
The dates read:
22 – Green Door Store, Brighton
23 – The Lexington, London
24 – Dead Wax Digbeth, Birmingham
25 – Yes (Basement), Manchester