Watch: Eagulls find light in darkness in their new ‘Velvet’ video

Eagulls find light in darkness in their new ‘Velvet’ video
Photo: Emma Swann

The shadowy clip is directed by Portishead collaborator John Minton.

With new album ‘Ullages’, Eagulls have sought out light in their punishing darkness - their new ‘Velvet’ video is the perfect accompaniment to that reinvention.

Directed by Portishead collaborator John Minton, the clip bathes the shadowy figures of the band in a series of bright white lights. “I was a fan of John Minton’s work that he’d created for Portishead and was lucky enough to get him to work with me on this video,” frontman George Mitchell explains. “We both share interests in old cinema and we saw Saul Bass and Fernand Leger as inspirations on the visual elements and John was able to adapt these inspirations into a modern take with a theme of love loss running throughout.”

Cheery as ever, then - dive into the ‘Velvet’ video below, and DIY’s recent Eagulls interview here.

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