Stop what you are doing IMMEDIATELY, and watch the new video for 'Pale White Flower' by Kid Canaveral - which is just above this text. Watch it now!
S'good, innit? The song is taken from the album Faulty Inner Dialogue ... but keen-eared amongst you might have noticed that the audio sounds different to the version from the LP. That's because it IS different. It's a different mix. A single mix. A mix that has been racking up some plays on 6Music, and hospital radios up and down the nation.
Because this version isn't on the album, we figured it might be nice to give it to you for free. Soooo, if you would like a FREE MP3 of the track, just put your name into the mailing-list sign up box - we'll add you to the Lost Map and Kid Canaveral mailing lists, and in return you'll get the new version of the track. Sound fair? Well, we don't care if you don't think it's fair, because that is the only deal we are willing to offer. So there.
Tell you what, though - if you want more information about the new mix of the track, and the message behind its alluring video, just read on below, for an interview with David from the band, and Richie Morgan who directed said video ...
KID CANAVERAL LIVE
THURS JUNE 15 LeithLate17 Afterparty, Henderson Halls, Leith, Edinburgh
w/Savage Mansion & Lost Map DJs
SUN JUNE 18 West End Festival All Dayer, Oran Mor, Glasgow
SAT JULY 15 Indiefjord 2017, Alesund, Norway
FRI JULY 28 Indietracks 2017, Butterley, Derbyshire
As the late, great Joe Strummer once said: “Jonesy! We’ll never get on the radio like this!” Now, I’ve not been studying the charts, but I’d like to think that I’ve been using my miiiiind and my imaginayshun.
Here we go, it’s the cynical single mix! Or is it?
When you finish an album you are relieved; you are delighted. But sometimes (always) a small and persistent voice will torment you on how things could’ve been done differently.Should have been done differently. I love the album version of Pale White Flower, and I do still want it to be as stark and stuttering as it is on the album. But then...the album has been out for a few months and you realise that you want it to be a single. To grace folk's ears from the wireless (internet). You realise that you want it to be slightly lusher. To have a velvet edge as well as serrated one. I’m certainly a fan of well-considered, bangin’ single mix. So I went into the studio with Gal (engineer/co-producer of our 3 albums) and started to improvise some guitar parts. It got a bit choppy. It got a bit 80s. Kate came in and added some more vocals to the verse. You can even make out the lyrics on the middle 8 now, which is handy, because the name of the song was buried in there. Plus, Daytrips to Hell and rooms by the hour was one of the things I suggested calling the album. I got talked down. I know, right?
Richie’s videos make sure that we never tip into taking ourselves too seriously, eh? The man is a wizard with what he can do with a camera and a few hours. That’s my cat Morag making a cameo. Shredding the continuity like she shreds that yellow armchair. The wee fud.
"I want more" David says to the television screen. Perhaps the video is a comment about the quality of mainstream popular culture? "I want more" the television says back to David. Perhaps the video is a comment about how we are completely devaluing modern media. Who knows? I don't and i made the damn thing. I've always had the shot in my mind of someone sitting in a chair watching a 14" CRT telly, that was the starting point. Putting the rest of the band in various guises on the TV itself seemed like a simple and effective idea. The sort of idea you come up with when all you have is a camera, a green screen and a lend of your mate's TV/VCR combi. I hope you enjoy watching it as much as i enjoyed making it. Now if you excuse me, I need to get to work on my script for 'Michael'.