As regular Dork ‘types’ will note, we love us a bit of Clean Cut Kid. Arms aloft, singing at the top of our lungs level stuff, right? Right.
With their latest Really Very Good album ‘PAINWAVE’ out now, we’re delighted to bring you a first look at this live video / audio combination of the associated absolute banger ‘Can’t Hide The Feeling’. Packing a 70s retro video ‘aesthetic’ that’s – their words, not ours – “on the right side of shit”, it’s a totally in house production by the band, which you can check out below.
“When me and Ev first started dating, I lived in Liverpool and she lived in London,” explains Mike ‘from the band’. “We were like two little lost souls trying to pretend we knew how to be grown ups. Every weekend I’d go down on the train, and for the whole journey all I could picture was her sitting on the floor in her little box room getting ready to see me. I tried for years to put those butterflies I was feeling into a song…. ‘Can’t Hide The Feeling’ is as close as I got. Our new record ‘PAINWAVE’ is (at times) painfully honest, we figured what better way to carry that theme through to our videos; than a fully live recording.”
The clip – interesting fact, here – is shot and edited by the same ‘Emily’ the band have a song named after. Pop up video’s got nothing on us.
Clean Cut Kid have a bunch of festivals in the book for this summer. They’ll play London’s Bushstock next month before appearances at Dork faves Barn on the Farm, Tramlines, Truck and 110 Above in July and August.