Video

The Body Lyre – Work

Dear friends! This is our music video for ‘Work’, a song we recorded in 2012 and recently released as a 7”.

Kalem O’Brien (our former bassist) cut and assembled this from an aged VHS recording of me and some other kids competing on a Welsh language gameshow for primary schools back in the mid-90s. It was a gameshow themed on grandmothers’ underwear, and no, I don’t know why. I’m the boy on the blue team. We lost and I fucked it all up for our school. The whole thing was a surreal experience even by 90s Welsh TV standards and I think Kalem’s edit captures and amplifies that feeling perfectly. And I can’t think of anything better in the world to accompany the lyrics of this song.

All of our Pledgeme orders have been sent out and you can buy the ‘Blood/Work’ 7” and ‘Escape Songs’ LP or CD/book from Slowboat Records and RPM in Wellington or Real Groovy in Auckland from this weekend. Or you can feel free to email me to buy anything directly: rhydianwthomas@gmail.com. The songs are also all free/koha for stream/download from http://thebodylyre.bandcamp.com.

Currently writing new songs and with a new linep: me, Callum Gay, Alex Ross, Nina Siegler and Graeme Cummack. Check out Callum’s other band Spook the Horses’ new song ‘Flood’ from their upcoming record at http://spookthehorses.bandcamp.com. It’s awesome.

Thanks and wellest wishes to you all.
Rhydian

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