Video Premiere: Sekel – “Crayons”

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We’re pleased to bring you the premiere of Sekel‘s music video for their brand new single “Crayons”, a track taken from the band’s upcoming self-titled debut album, due to be released on December 15th via London imprint Fuzz Club Records.

About the single + video for the album’s second offering, “Crayons”, vocalist/guitarist Markus Mannberg explains: “It’s kind of the archetypical SEKEL track for us, personally. ‘Crayons’ is probably the first song that the four of us created together, and through that process, I guess essentially convinced us to form the band. I actually wrote the song when I was 15 and had forgotten about it until I stumbled upon it one day by chance in an old notebook that I brought with me to a rehearsal. Its simplicity and lack of structure was perfect for us to mould into what we had envisioned, and it immediately became a point of reference for ourselves in terms of what we wanted SEKEL to be about.”

Watch below Sekel’s video for their raw and noisy post-punk anthem “Crayons”.

The video’s director, Rickard Duan (of Flowers Must Die), had this to say: “I feel that Sekel’s music is about everyday life – the boredom of doing labour work, shitty weather, endless hours of commuting and so on. And I think their music is more British-sounding than Nordic so with that in mind I decided to use fast-paced, constantly-moving footage of travelling around London. I had already used paint and crayons for video work before they asked me to do the video so I was very happy when the track they wanted a video for was called ‘Crayons’ – I think it works really well.”

Talking of their debut album, the band explain: “We recorded the album in the winter of 2016, we went away to a really secluded cabin in the woods for a few weeks. It was right in the middle of the brutal Nordic winter though so in-between the constant writing and recording, we spent our time burning wood and boiling snow to keep us alive. The album is mostly inspired by our daily experiences, but also by politics, literature, art and travelling. I think those things always inherently influence music but the album is very much a reaction to our own personal pasts – both in music and life in general.”

Sekel’s self-titled debut album arrives on December 15th via Fuzz Club Records, pre-order available here.

Photo credit: Gianluca La Bruna
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