Nedry announce UK tour dates, unveil new video and details for their forthcoming single, ‘Violaceae’
Nedry will release the single, ‘Violaceae’, from their new album, ‘In a Dim Light’, on Monday, March 5th.
Here is the new video for the single, made by Dan Tassell, which features Ayu surrounded by some breathtaking animation sequences:
Drawing on T. S. Eliot’s ‘Four Quartets’ and the gothic undertones of David Lynch, ‘Violaceae’ sees vocalist, Ayu, revelling in ruminations urging acceptance of the shadows; permitting the darkness to settle, carried along by the melodic, half-step soundscapes around her.
Says Dan Tassell of the video,
“The original idea was to create a video that explored a dream or a detachment from reality, a self contained world that could be informed by the atmosphere of the track. From an early stage we decided to create something quite stripped back to allow Ayu’s lyrics to take centre stage. Shooting in a studio allowed maximum control over the light and shadow and to explore Ayu’s performance at macro level picking up on subtle facial gestures and movements. The black and white format allowed us to have some fun exploring the relationship between light and dark to reflect the haunting undertone of the track and lyrics. Several animated sequences were used to locate Ayu within a self-contained ‘dreamworld’ in which she escapes from her imprisonment in a cocoon or shroud of darkness as the track progresses.”
The album will be released on Monday, 12 March on CD, digital download and as a limited pressing of 500 180gm vinyl (200 black, 300 white) LPs with a free poster and album CD. All pre-orders from the Monotreme Records web shop will also receive 2 digital bonus tracks not found on the album, plus stickers and pins while supplies last. There are also some limited edition bundles with a new T-shirt design only available with the pre-order bundles:
You can pre-order the single and album here: http://monotremerecords.limitedpressing.com/product/categories/2627
You can listen to the single plus two other tracks from the album on the player below:
Nedry are on tour in the UK in April:
24 April – The Hope, Brighton
25 April – The Lexington, London (tickets)
26 April – The Croft, Bristol
27 April – Bodega, Nottingham
28 April – Deaf Institute, Manchester