London cinematic metal quintet The Ever Living have unveiled ‘Interrotron’, the first single and video taken from the band’s debut album Herephemine.
The video was shot in a disused Soviet building on the Georgian / Russian border with a crew of local kids and was directed by 12 year olds Saba Katamadze & Luka Talakvadze, whom the band had met on a previous trip. Keyboardist / vocalist Chris Bevan Leeexplains:
“This is our first (and probably only) performance video and we really wanted to avoid the tried and tested conventions that have made watching music videos unbearable these days. We avoided studios and opted for an architecturally interesting building with consistent light that gave a natural look especially with the lenses we were using.”
When filming the video the band were unexpectedly abandoned by their crew in the middle of nowhere, but miraculously managed to recover the footage and return home safely. Chis continues:
“After two days and a lot of drama we were reunited with the crew. Things are still not completely clear but it seems that one of the kids who arrived that day had run away from home and was being searched for by the army, or some border authority. Not sure what happened to him; we didn’t see him again. The whole episode has been very bizarre.”
Debut album Herephemine, set for release on 4 May via Chromism Records, is a 12-track transcendental journey through darkness, euphoria and dense atmosphere.
The band have announced a special one off release show on 17 May at the Boston Music Room, London.
As the long awaited follow up to the band’s self-titled debut EP, Herephemine expands on their established sound by further exploring sonic extremes with greater dynamics and deeper production. Clocking in at 66 minutes, THE EVER LIVING fully utilise intensity as much as they do space, creating an immersive world for the listener to explore.
Seeking fresh inspiration, Chris Bevan Lee (Keyboards / Vocals) and Andrei Alan(Guitars) travelled to Georgia to explore its Soviet architecture and history. It was there that many of the album’s themes and ideas were spawned.
Not afraid to experiment with juxtaposing ideas,THE EVER LIVING effortlessly combine melody and dissonance, chilling screams and lush atmospherics, and intensity and space, to create their multi-layered sound. Almost like a living organism, the brooding bass and drums drive the guitars and synths, which entwine together to create colour and darkness throughout. With Jonny Renshaw (Devil Sold His Soul) at the producing helm, the band’s vision of Herephemine has been fully realised with sonic excellence.
“The main theme around Herephemine is experiences with excess through technology and other means. Not just personally but as a comment on the current feelings towards creating and consuming. We wanted the album to give the listener an immersive experience with multiple layers, changes in style and different types of colour” – Chris Bevan Lee
Known for their engrossing performances, THE EVER LIVING will unveil their new live experience at their album launch show on 17 May at Boston Music Room. The band will take the show nationwide later this summer, dates to be announced soon.