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Having been welcomed into The Gluts‘ wider family, since first discovering their innate recipe for “noise and punk” back in 2014, I fully appreciate their penchant for excess.

The latest video release for ‘That’s Me’, from their forthcoming follow-up album, to the debut ‘Warsaw‘, gleefully continues their effusive trajectory – ‘That’s Me’ is no shrinking violet, there are no reticent wallflowers here…

The ritualistic, tribal drumbeat, opens to the mother of all Hitchcock-ian, slasher, shower* scenes – one in which the blood soaked walls, already glow with the ichor of former gory tributes. Cut (sic) to the ensnarement of the hapless victim, night prowler turned unwitting prey. The blistering white noise, of the Cauty & Drummond-esque, druidic incantation, momentarily breaking the spell, unleashing The Gluts’ sonic sacrament, a rite in reverberating waves. The sacrificial lamb’s unease, within the cabalistic cauldron, mocked through the pitiless gaze of ceremonial masks. The high priestess assumes dominion, the plunging ceremonial dagger, anointing her in the ebbing, liquid life-force – all under the watchful gaze of the warrior deity Bastet, regally reposed in sated nonchalance…

‘That’s Me’ is a track in perfect equilibrium with it’s visual counterpoint, the schlock horror diabolism, a homage to the Giallo of Mario Bava.

Directed by the multi-talented Jacopo Farina / Sterven Jønger, recorded November 2015 by Federico Calvara and Niccolò Fornabaio @ Noise Factory, Milano and mixed in London by James Aparicio.

* When I saw The Gluts support White Hills in Milan in 2015, (a support slot I am delighted to hear will be reanimated, on the current White Hills tour), Claudia and Jacopo kindly let me stay, in the very apartment which houses the “shower scene” – as yet no desire for ritual sacrifice has overtaken me…

** No Gluts were harmed during the filming of this video…

Written by Chromaticism