If you’re in need of a dopamine hit without the aid of a digital device, then London four-piece Two Tribes‘ latest single ‘Videodrone’ is the aural adrenaline rush you’re looking for.
Produced by Oli Bayston (Teleman,Honeyblood, Spiritualized, Boxed In), the band blur shoegaze elements, buoyant synth textures and impressive dual vocals to create seven minutes of intoxicating sound, inspired by the likes of Primal Scream, Jagwar Ma and the industrial krautrock tones of W.H. Lung.
Speaking about the track, the band explain: “’Videodrone’ deals with how the idea of a digital identity, over-stimulation from technology and the internet can perpetuate disillusion and desensitisation in the real world. For some of us, the amount of information available can be a difficult thing to process sometimes, we wanted to explore in this song that increasingly blurred line between mind and mechanism. The title takes inspiration from David Cronenberg’s 1983 film Videodrome, which carries similar themes about the cult of technology.”
Two Tribes have been building a cult-like following of their own, having sold out multiple live shows in London to date. They’re set to do the same for the ‘Videodrone’ single launch on 9th November at Shacklewell Arms, and they’ll be supporting GIHE favourites Sink Ya Teeth at The Lexington on 29th November too.
Listen to ‘Videodrone’ below and follow Two Tribes on Facebook for more updates.
Two Tribes 2019 Live Dates
9th November – Shacklewell Arms, London
12th November – Latest Music Bar, Brighton
29th November – The Lexington, London w/ Sink Ya Teeth
Photo Credit: Alexandra Waespi