Basque country post-punk band Belako got under our skin with the dark sound and the Bergmanesque video for their Maskenfreiheit track – what do you think?
Though the video pulls no punches (or scale – it has a cast of 50!), there’s a real feeling of restrained passion and anger pervading Maskenfreiheit. It’s glossy, droning exterior generally hiding the overall emotion of the song – over for it to occasionally spill out in glorious revolt as dreampop and daydreams get a rude and raw awakening.
The track comes from Render Me Numb, Trivial Violence, their third LP which saw them tie up with Primavera Sound’s in-house label El Segell – a real indication of the band’s quality.
Having recently played London alongside artists like Liam Gallagher, Queens of the Stone Age and Two Door Cinema Club; Belako will embark on a mini-tour of the UK this September, with dates in London, Manchester, Glasgow and Birmingham. We’ve already got our tickets for the Manchester gig!