In the debut music video from UK ensemble Falsehoods Of Today, we see an enigmatic scene of a solitary ballet dancer performing in an empty warehouse space bathed in darkness, giving it a sense of immensity, as if the darkness could continue indefinitely. Only a single beam of light shines down from a high window, illuminating the dancer. Occasionally, the light turns the dancer into a silhouette, and she becomes one with the darkness, but instead of it swallowing her, she brings the elegance and beauty of her artform to the darkness itself.
The video, using repurposed clips from Hans Peter Schepp’s Female Dancer, is a heck of a way to introduce the new band, poignantly elevating their new track ‘Fixating On How Much Time Aphrodite Has Left’. It’s a video that uses the tools of both cinema and dance to weave a narrative that the viewer can interpret for themselves, with the band’s aggressive but cinematic post-hardcore breathing new context into the footage.
The track is taken from the band’s upcoming debut record If Our Dreams Collapsed By The Seams, due in April on Trepanation Recordings. You may recognise the band’s Cameron Wilson as the vocalist for Manchester mathcore outfit Lure In, whilst bassist/vocalist Luke Fabian is also part of Pupil Slicer, whose album Mirrors was a major standout last year. Luke also enlisted the help of former bandmate James Roberts on guitar, with Nick Povey joining on drums to complete the line-up. As far as debut videos go, they couldn’t have found anything much more poignant – check it out below.
If Our Dreams Collapsed By The Seams is out 8th April on Trepanation Recordings.
Words: George Parr