Photo Louis van Zyl.
Cape Town based psychedelic alternative rock band Ethyl Ether have unveiled the eerie video for their track ‘Therapy?’ taken from their upcoming album Chrome Neon Jesus which releases on the 15th May 2020.
The band formed just over 3 years and have been gigging regularly around Cape Town’s music venues as well as releasing 2 albums The Pleasure Room and Museum Of Human plus a live EP Into Chaos.
For the new album their sound has toughened up and they’ve added a load of psychedelic textures. They explore the darker, grittier side of life and reflect their experiences and observations on everyday living.
Vocalist and guitarist Andrew Paine comments on the track, “Therapy? is a song about our inability as humans to be content with what we have… always wanting more”. The band was unable to get together to shoot a video due to a countrywide lockdown because of the current covid-19 pandemic, so they used a montage of clips taken from classic and cult horror and thriller films.
“The footage was chosen for the way it perfectly captured the menacing tone of the song and enhances the audio experience for the viewer” comments Andrew who edited the video.