“Catatonic Skinbag” Blaenavon

Blaenavon’s new video for “Skinbag” was Directed by London based creatives Homer & Farley, the clip brings to life the struggles addressed in the song’s subject matter. In singer Ben Gregory‘s words, “The video reflects a pretty miserable time in my life. Living in a cycle of self pity and sensual self-indulgence. Harris and Frank knocking on my door but I’m too busy soaking in stagnant bath water to answer. The song is a bit of fun but the theme is pretty severe: “always tired, lacking desire to feel enough to start the day.”

“Skinbag” is the first song from their upcoming album, Everything That Makes You Happy. Due out,this year on Canvasback Music, the album was produced by Catherine Marks (Foals, St Vincent, Wolf Alice) and features Ben Gregory (vocals), Frank Wright (bass) and Harris McMillan (drums).

Ben on “Catatonic Skinbag”;

“The song is about isolation. Cutting oneself off from the world to engage in fruitless sensual pleasures and pretending everything is ok. Watching fucking Netflix and drinking a bottle of wine when you should probably instead be in therapy. But there’s a way out. Art, friendship, love. You don’t have to be a catatonic skinbag. Lol.”

UK Spring Dates

Wed. May. 1st – Dublin, IE @ The Grand Social
Thu. May. 2nd – Belfast, IE @ McHugh’s Basement Bar
Sat. May 4th – Liverpool, UK @ Liverpool Sound City
Sun. May. 5th – Newcastle, UK @ Hit The North
Mon. May. 6th – Sheffield, UK @ Leadmill
Wed. May 8th – Nottingham, UK @ Rescue Rooms
Thu. May. 9th – Leicester, UK @ O2 Academy
Sat. May. 11th – Oxford, UK @ O2 Academy
Sun. May. 12th – Cardiff, UK @ The Globe
Tue. May. 14th – Plymouth, UK @ The Junction
Wed. May. 15th – Southampton, UK @ The 1865
Thu. May. 16th – Brighton, UK @ The Haunt
Sat. May. 18th – Tunbridge Wells, UK @ The Forum