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UNIFORM share Jacqueline Castel-directed video for 'Dispatches From the Gutter'

An ideal black and white element to pair well the trio's menacing hymn.

Photograph by Ebru Yildiz

As UNIFORM inch closer to the September 11th release date of their new album Shame, the band have partnered with filmmaker/director Jacqueline Castel for an empowering video to coincide with the band’s new single Dispatches From The Gutter. The PRODIGY-like track is nothing short of hard-hitting, bridging a thematic rebirth with a steady rhythm of industrially charged noise rock. This energy was met and visualized by Castel's directive prowess.

Castel explains:

“The video was approached as a documented mass sigil informed by the historical and philosophical concept of self-immolation, performed under the lunar eclipse of Independence Day. Participants were asked to bring personal offerings to burn, and were given a directive to write down their intentions for the future, which were attached with accelerants to an effigy that was later cremated. It was a symbolic act of releasing what we wish to abandon, and an invocation of what we wish to rebuild.”

UNIFORM frontman Michael Berdan adds:

“Aside from being a dear friend, Jacqueline has been a favorite director of all of ours for a very long time. Her stark aesthetic and eye for detail is without parallel. No one could have been better suited to create a visual representation of this song. Dispatches from the Gutter takes equal inspiration from Malcom Lowry's Under the Volcano and Alan Moore's Batman: The Killing Joke. It is about the fine line that many of us live on between times of relative stability and utter chaos, and what life is like once that fragile threshold is breached.”

Check out the video below and be sure to pre-order your copy of Shame HERE.

Cover art by Heather Gabel


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