The New Wave trio, Boy Lights Fire, have gone from strength to strength following the release of their debut EP ‘Weatherman’ last year. A hard work ethic and a commitment to gigging has also seen them land some prestigious festivals including; Electric Picnic, Hard Working Class Heroes and Temple House. The North Dublin based group have also had the pleasure of sharing the stage with a host of great Irish acts such as Jape and And So I Watch You From Afar. A busy year by anyone’s standards.
Boy Lights Fire are back in 2012 with a brand new single and an interesting visual project, the likes of which has never been attempted in Ireland before. The music video for the new single ‘Atalanta’ sees the band perform between layers of mesh-fabric as abstract visual are projected on to them. This interesting video concept came about from a collaboration with Le Tissier, one of Ireland’s leading visual artists. Lead vocalist and guitarist George Mercer comments:
“The technique that was used for this video is unique in that it has never before been used in Ireland and we’re definitely very lucky to be the subject of such an exciting project.
The track itself is an atmospheric indie ballad with as many layers as the video itself. Deep vocals are infused with diverse experimental music resulting in a sound that is both captivating and intriguing. ‘Atalanta’ is a positive advertisement for all that is right with the current Irish music scene. The over-lavish video project may not be necessary but it does no harm either. Drummer, Kevin Mc Donnell, remarked:
“This is a really exciting time for us as a band, we’re working really hard at it and this collaboration with Visual Artists – Le Tissier, Cashmere Media and director Ros Madigan has worked really well. We’re all really happy with the result and can’t wait to show it to everyone!”
Check out the video for ‘Atalanta’ below.