GENTLEMEN play Birthdays to launch their debut EP ‘Night Reels I’ released on 11th November,
London’s Gentlemen have also released a brand new video for the EP’s opening track ‘Late Nacht’.
The release of the video follows the band being given the Next Hype seal of approval from Zane Lowe on BBC Radio One last night (Wednesday 30th October) as well as a slew of acclaim for their most recent release ‘Children Of The Setting Sun’.
With band member Edward Housden taking a directorial lead, the cameras follow a seemingly sordid and lonely path led by star Bruno Wizard. Complimented by ‘Late Nacht’s lulling psychedelic pop, the video’s climax comes from a beautifully unlikely release.
Originating separately from the UK, Italy and Australia, the five piece – consisting of vocalist brothers Paul and Edward Housden, guitarist Philip Brillo and rhythm section Simon Shields and Gino Carrapetta – connected through their shared love of the noir, the psychedelic. Their formation in 2012 was merely the beginning of a journey which has seen them blossom into a completely immersive and eccentric new whole.
‘Sailor of The Cosmic Ark’, the band’s introduction to an unsuspecting world, saw Gentlemen find kinship in wayward souls like Foxygen, The Virgins and The Sea & Cake as their live shows came together to a sweltering new mass. A sold out, lauded Eat Your Own Ears show at The Shacklewell Arms in London and packed out features at The Old Blue Last built up the folklore of Gentlemen; a group fully intending to lead disciples along their joyful, twisted path.
Split into a referential prologue and epilogue, Night Reels I is the first chapter in a tale of the quintet’s synethesia put to record in jaw-dropping style. Alluring, joyous and gleefully tripped-out, Gentlemen’s journey is one to be followed with daring abandon.