Eugene McGuinness – watch the video for new single ‘Lion’

Move over Dr. Zuess; there’s a new master of rhyming couplets in town. He’s currently touring as part of Miles Kane’s band and goes by the name of Eugene McGuinness and is back more dapper than ever with the track ‘Lion’ – what the man himself describes as “the biggest ‘fuck off’ my soul could muster”.

It’s certainly been a long time, no see for the ‘indie-pendent’ warbler so prepare your airwaves for a good old invigoration with his up coming album but in the meantime here’s a little insight to whet your appetite. We bring you the brand new single ’Lion’, hot on the heels of McGuinness’ ‘Monsters Under the Bed’ success during his burst on to the alt-rock scene way back in 2007, when winkle pickers and cravats were revolutionary. Think Franz Ferdinand and Arctic Monkeys twisted inside out and upside down and you’ll be somewhere close to Eugene McGuinness.

The new album, which is due for release in 2012, is equal parts arthouse and public, gritty and playful with charming undertones of retro electro-jazz and an exciting lack of inhibition – a recipe for underground success if there ever was one. Dynamic photographic duo, Will Lovelace and Dylan Southern shot this video of the snappy, suit-clad Eugene as he prowls the industrial wasteland of his Essex homeland, stalked by a quintet of dancers, who match his every move as they prance their synchronized  way through the urban decay. Lion is intense. The rhythms are driving and the nattily dressed Eugene comes across like a meltdown hero for our messed up age. Glam rock ’n’ roll with a swagger, a sneer and a bittersweet howl.

Watch it here and you can download the video at http://www.eugenemcguinness.net/. From the 5th December, ‘Lion’ will also be available as part of a digital bundle along with ‘Frosty’ – If Christmas did alternative mainstream…

words Stephanie Whalley

Tags:

You May Also Like

Burberry and Noisey Brit Sound + Rhythm Shorts presents The Family Rain

The Burberry and Noisey produced initiative Brit Sound + Rhythm is back in full throttle presenting the latest ...

Cocteau Voices

Robert Leeming on Cocteau Voices, a double bill of dance and opera inspired by ...

supra trainers

Bring The Fun With Amazing Value

Man bun bespoke freegan, kitsch retro ethical banh mi williamsburg drinking vinegar sustainable heirloom ...

Wild Beasts – A Simple Beautiful Truth video plus dates and remixes announced

We like this video for Wild Beasts latest single A Simple Beautiful Truth. We ...

Poly Styrene interview - X-ray Spex - punk band

Poly Styrene Interview: One of last interviews with the punk icon

“Some people think little girls should be seen and not heard..” Poly Styrene interview ...

Haunted House of Vans

Haunted House of Vans: Get the Blood Pumping

This Halloween Vans invite you to the Haunted House Of Vans for a night ...