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Things get messy for The Xcerts in new video for ‘LOVESICK’

The track gets taken from their new-released album ‘Learning How To Live and Let Go’.

To celebrate the release of their newest album, The Xcerts have released a new - and somewhat worryingly literal - video for one of its tracks, ‘LOVESICK’.

Starting out as a more innocent performance-style clip which sees the trio channelling the giddy pop spirit of the track itself, the video then heads into slightly sicklier territory with all three members soon vomming up different coloured liquids. Delicious…

Speaking about the track itself - which gets taken from their recently-released fifth album ‘Learning How To Live and Let Go’ - Murray Macleod has said: “‘Lovesick’ plays out almost like a twisted rom com. It’s about a relationship I was involved in that was, for all intents and purposes, comically bad. I wish it had been a cute ‘will they or won’t they?’ situation, but it was more ‘will they just fucking stop already?’. We just couldn’t get on the same page about anything but unfortunately for us, we were attracted to one another, and sex is god. It was all really unhealthy and we became somewhat obsessed with one another at any given moment, and the ol’ childish hot and cold treatment became a staple for the both of us. I didn’t want to write a wallowing heartbreak song, I wanted to write an anthem that was true to life and the lived experiences - full of ego, pride, humour, swagger and sex.”

The band are currently on a tour of UK record stores, and will then head out on a full headline tour later in the year. Check out their video for ‘LOVESICK’ and their upcoming live appearances below, and read our recent feature with band here.

AUGUST
21 Brighton Resident Music Instore
22 O2 Academy, Leicester (w/ You Me At Six)
23 O2 Academy, Bournemouth (w/ You Me At Six)
24 Fighting Cocks, Kingston Upon Thames

SEPTEMBER
30 Misery Loves Company Festival, Bristol

OCTOBER
03 The Joiners, Southampton
04 Cavern, Exeter
05 Lafayette, London
07 The Waterfront Studio, Norwich
08 Hare & Hound, Birmingham
09 Brudenell Social Club, Leeds
11 The Deaf Institute, Manchester
12 Xerox, Newcastle
13 The Lemon Tree, Aberdeen
14 St Luke’s Glasgow

Tags: The Xcerts, News, Watch

As featured in the August 2023 issue of DIY, out now.

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