Cameron McVey’s cirKus Release of “Bells”
A sly no-wave mover, “Bells” is the A-side to last month’s emotional “Drug of Choice” from the extraordinarily talented family-affair, cirKus. Accompanying the single is a haunting video for “Bells” , produced by Sweden’s Deguass and directed by Daniel Annefelt and Fredrick Furstenbach. The video follows a series of cloned men, being spit out of the machines that built them, into another. They continue on in a repetitive, zombie-like existence, as a cog in this other machine, this time enduring more and more abuse. All of this as the legendary Cameron McVey sings “cause we never live / never live / live and learn”. The single was released March 22nd on Booga Bisquit.
Based on an island in Sweden and offering a very punk take on varied musical genres, cirKus merges an extensive musical background with the band’s trademark creative foresight. Cameron built a formidable career helping to launch the careers of Neneh Cherry, Massive Attack (producing their debut, Blue Lines, under his “Booga Bear” pseudonym), Tricky, and Portishead. Wife Neneh Cherry‘s pioneering solo albums are joined by collaborations and involvement with projects include The Slits, Gorillaz, Michael Stipe, Groove Armada, Pulp, Cher, Chrissie Hynde, and Eric Clapton. Adding into the line-up is daughter Lolita’s youthful exuberant vocals and friend Karmil’s luscious guitar stylings, the quartet bridges the gap between Gorillaz, Deerhunter, MF Doom, and Gang of Four, with notes of post-punk, dub, grime and beyond. Their newest release, Medicine, is out May 10th, also on Booga Bisquit.