Art rockers The Red Paintings have premiered the video for their new single ‘It Is As It Was‘ exclusively on Kerrang!
Dark and engaging, the ‘It Is As It Was‘ video is a electrifying glimpse into the world of The Red Paintings that showcases the signature artistic elements of their live shows alongside the track taken from their critically acclaimed debut album ‘The Revolution Is Never Coming‘.
The Red Paintings are a five-piece group (guitar, violin, cello, bass and drums) whose sound evokes everything from child-like lullabies of the future, to tearing, biting, alternative-rock numbers. Their appeal reaches baroque-pop steam-punks, metal-heads, indie-rock fanatics, and beyond. The band incorporate multimedia performance art in to their live shows and seek submissions from local artists who paint onstage in real time. With costumes, conceptual stage shows, live painting and human canvases their performance combines sound and visuals to create an experience that stimulates the senses and minds of the audience.
‘The Revolution Is Never Coming’ was 5 years in the making and features a 35-piece orchestra, 22-piece choir and more across 13 tracks of biting, futuristic alternative rock. Recorded and mixed with the late Bryan Carlstrom (Alice in Chains, Rob Zombie) in world-class studios around the globe, the band raised donations from fans to create their vision.
Praise for The Red Paintings:
‘A terrifically pompous exercise in orchestral rock;’
‘A project that richly deserves more attention’
“Diverse, colourful, emotionally dynamic”
“Like a thrilling manic descent on a violent helter-skelter ride its grandiose absinthe-soaked delirium never wavers.”
The Red Paintings were in the UK recently on a 100% sold out tour with The Birthday Massacre. While they featured their unique blend of show on that tour, this headline run allows them to bring the full on experience in true TRP style.
With special guests ‘Them & Us’, tickets are on sale now. Presented by X-ray Touring. All shows 14+