Asylums have released the video for their new song “Graveyard Tourism“. The track is the third single to be taken from their highly acclaimed sophomore album “Alien Human Emotions” and will be released through their own much respected indie label Cool Thing Records. The track follows hot on the heels of previous singles “When We Wake Up” and “Millennials”.
“The last few months have been completely manic in Asylums world, we have been in Manchester, Germany, London, and everywhere else while simultaneously running Cool Thing Records. Over Halloween we had a few spare days to meet up and make a video. We decided to get drunk, paint our faces green and our lips red and go back to our DIY roots. The experience was reminiscent of madness during our first video shoot for ‘The Death Of Television” – Luke Branch
Check out the video, conceptualised by Luke Branch and Directed by Henry Tyler
Receiving incredible support from media across the board from BBC6 Music to The Independent, Asylums aren’t waiting for millennial redemption to find them, they’re making their own. Straight out of Essex and running at full throttle. The band recently took on the challenge of the “difficult” second album and used it as a jump ramp to a higher plane. They’ve always been about massive, thrashing melodic anthems but this is track is, quite simply one of the massivist.
‘Graveyard Tourism’ tackles themes of dark tourism, mental health and a bleak analyses of a disintegrating social and political landscape.
“They’re not just lyrics. They’re poems. Asylums are wordsmiths who’ve mastered their craft with precision and finesse. There’s no wasted syllable. It’s just art” – Punktastic
Killer hooks, soaring melodies and moments of dark experimentalism and a social conscience worn like a high-viz jacket. Catch their last show of 2018 in November:
9th November 2018 – Camden Assembly (Headline show)
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