- Publish Date
- Friday, 19 November 2021, 6:41PM
Never one to do things by halves, Gramsci specialises in creating strikingly powerful sonic journeys, from dark to light and everything in-between – this new track continues the aesthetic this band are renowned for.
An expansive and dynamic post-punk guitar extravaganza, "Ourselves’" is a thematically dark and moody track featuring blistering guitars, a driving bass and atmospheric, precision drumming.
The song is “a consideration of the limits and limitlessness of our emotional selves,” explains Gramsci’s chief architect Paul McLaney.
‘All of us have had pause for reflection over the past months. Sometimes that process of self-examination can force us to confront aspects of ourselves that are uncomfortable in order to make any real breakthroughs.”
Acclaimed filmmaker Richard Bell of Christchurch-based production company Shuriken has directed and shot the video. It stars Zachary Te Maari and was filmed on location across Canterbury. Richard is known for his work alongside Anton Corbijn with Joy Division, Depeche Mode, U2, Smashing Pumpkins and Nirvana.
McLaney played all guitars on the album, teaming up with Gramsci stalwart Greg Haver on drums and co-production duties, and enlisting the equally talented Marika Hodgson on bass.
Once again, Gramsci deliver an electrifying audio-visual delight.
Fans will not be disappointed with this, the first taste from the new album The Hinterlands, due out early 2022.