Featuring a post-apocalyptic demolition derby – social distancing – oil barrels, tyres and fires – behind the scenes police raids – illegal raves… Welsh rock trio Häxan have released a new music video, ‘Nine Lives’, from their debut album White Noise.
Filming a safe, socially distanced music video during the pandemic was not without its challenges. After searching for a location that matched their vision, the band ended up in an abandoned warehouse.
“On filming day, we couldn’t park anywhere near the location so had to make about 40 trips carrying amps, drums, lights, a generator, and a menagerie of other items! After around 7 hours of setting up, we were ready to shoot.”Häxan
Listening to the first studio mix of ‘Nine Lives’, vocalist Sam Bolderson couldn’t shake the idea of a fast-paced post-apocalyptic demolition derby comic book style video. However just as the band were about to start filming, the police showed up as they had received reports of an illegal rave! Cue a couple of hours of persuading the authorities to let them film, and they were finally given a 45-minute window to complete the shoot.
“We smashed it out, hired a very talented artist from the USA to create some incredible artwork, and that little idea we just couldn’t shake became a reality!”Häxan
Häxan’s debut album White Noise is released on Friday 24th July 2020.