Mancunian trio Under have released the brand-new video for the track ‘Traitors Gate’. The clip shows the band performing while stripped half nude while chained and gagged. Shot in a grainy, weathered VHS style it fits perfectly with the fuzz rockers’s lo-fi, bass heavy sound.
When asked on the theme behind the video, the band stated: “Lyrically ‘Traitors Gate’ is a rant about cutting someone off for being a piece of shit. We wanted to create a video that was suitably demented, unsettling and reflected our DIY ethos. We’ll leave it to your imagination why we had chains and masks so readily to hand”.
Under’s new album, Stop Being Naïve, is set for release via APF Records on October 30.
The Stockport outfit formed in 2016. Though rooted in the blueprints of Sludge and Doom Metal, their sound is harder to pin down with elements of Prog, Noise and Avant Garde creeping in. Under play with jagged, slow, off kilter riffs that tease the listener into a false sense of security with dark and abstract lyricism evoking a trippy and sinister unease. The trio cite the likes of Swans, Mr. Bungle, The Melvins and Radiohead as prime influences.
After the success of their debut EP ‘First Attempt’ in 2015, Under built up a solid reputation playing frequent live shows around Manchester and the following year embarked on a successful UK mini-tour with Kurokuma.
Under signed to APF last year and released Slick, their highly anticipated debut full length album, completely self-produced and recorded by the band themselves. The trio successfully built on everything they had been working towards, carefully fine-tuning every detail on the record.
Slick was an eclectic listen – chock full of crushing riffs, odd time signatures, and a mixture of aggressive screaming vocals and more relaxed tripped out clean sections. All three band members provided vocals, often harmonizing together to create epic melodic textures.
Under have shared a stage with the likes of Whores, King Parrott, Church of the Cosmic Skull, Slabdragger, Elephant Tree, The Hyena Kill, Hundred Year Old Man, Gurt, Part Chimp, Primitive Man and Slomatics. They also played the Dreadfest, Cvltfest and Gizzardfest Fesivals and the APF Records Showcase in Manchester.