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Paul Smith and Peter Brewis reveal new video for ‘L.A. Street Cleaner’

The pair’s new video shows a hypnotising whirlpool of coloured reflections.

Paul Smith and Peter Brewis have revealed a brand new video for their new track ‘L.A. Street Cleaner’.

Taken from their recently-released collaborative album ‘Frozen By Sight’ - which is available through Memphis Industries now - the track is a swooning dalliance, the vocals echoing against its classic jazz sound.

The accompanying clip matches the pace of the song - which conjures visions of grandeur and ballroom dancing - with a swirling pattern of coloured light as it reflects off water. The video was filmed by Chris Bate on 16mm film.

Speaking of the track, the duo’s Paul Smith has said: “Peter’s music brings an odd tension to the words on this song. There’s a lightness to the plucked strings that made me think of the bleached-out sunlight of L.A. and I tried to pick phrases to match that. Once again, a sense of strangeness that might only occur to a non-native pervades the lyric. I hadn’t noticed how hairy palm trees are! In the US, the pavements are massive! There’s a sense of life going on at its own pace while the narrator has the luxury of a moment of contemplation.”

Watch the video below.

Paul Smith and Peter Brewis will also be playing three shows in early December, as part of a nine-piece band.

DECEMBER
18 Band on the Wall, Manchester
19 St Giles-in-the-Fields, London
20 Sage, Gateshead

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