UK band Delta Sleep will follow 2018's Ghost City with a new album, Spring Island, on September 10 via the band's own Sofa Boy Records (pre-order). They recently released lead single "The Detail," and we're now premiering second single "View To A Fill" and its music video. "View To A Fill" combines math rock, indie pop, and emo in a way that sounds kinda like Minus The Bear jamming with The Progress, and they make it feel both nostalgia-inducing and fresh. The video was inspired by Tyler, the Creator, The Wizard of Oz, and The Sound of Music, as the band explains:
The idea came about after watching a few Tyler, The Creator videos. He uses a lot of backdrops in some of his videos which reminded me of old Hollywood film sets - classic films like The Wizard of Oz or The Sound of Music where they use massive painted backdrops to give the effect of a deep and endless landscape. And although this tends to look really unnatural and fake, there is a sort of otherworldly and magical charm to it that is something I wanted to explore.
Unsurprisingly we Delta Sleep have nowhere near the budget of any of those productions (lol), so the trick was to find a low budget / DIY way to create a similar effect. I found a website based in Taiwan that printed stock images onto fabric (the type of default images that you would find on a Windows 95 screensaver) and so we ordered 4 massive prints of them.
The main idea behind the video was for it to be a colourful playthrough video where each band member would have their own unique backgrounds and with a little bit of camera trickery we would all seem to be positioned within the same space.
Sort of like this really bad sketch: