Death Rattle have released their video for 'Fixer', a track featured on their forthcoming EP HE&l out on Frontal Noize on October 15th 2012.
The video is part of a trilogy; Death Rattle's first two videos for 'The Dig' and 'Do As You Please' were both released earlier this year.
You can watch all three videos on Death Rattle's YouTube channel now. Please note, 'The Fixer' contains strobe effects throughout the video.
The band are offering a free download of their Fleetwood Mac cover 'The Chain' for anyone who pre-orders the EP before the October 15th release date. 'The Chain' is currently available to stream via Death Rattle's Soundcloud page but will not be released properly until next year.
Much of their EP 'HE&l' was written shortly after their previous alt grunge band - That Mouth - abruptly disbanded after releasing their debut album. In need of a completely fresh start, the pair followed a new direction musically, going away for a month to write and record something that reﬂeced their darkening and more melancholic tastes with the band citing influence from Depeche Mode's Violater, as well as Fever Ray and NIN. The resulting sound of Death Rattle's debut is one that stands up strongly on its own.
From start to finish, HE&I sends shivers down your spine. Like a sensual futuristic android, Helen's dark and droning vocal harmonies give a robotic feel to their atmospheric opener ‘The Dig’ with Chris' beatsand synth pulses akin to a mechanical heartbeat thumping underneath - Death Rattle’s war cry and signature style. Increasing the tempo, ‘Do As You Please’ follows perfectly with the band’s bold, tribal-esque beats playing a big part once more behind Helen's dark and evocative lyrics. With themes of love, loss, isolation and unity, the duo present more layers to their sound as the last three tracks unfold. ‘Fixer’ is the dark, mutated lovechild of Sleigh Bells and Friendly Fires - beguiling and rebellious with an enticingly catchy chorus. ‘Mouse Chorus’ slows the pace to a gentle hypnotic canter and their fifth and final track ‘Sorry For Your Loss’, seems the perfect end to such a mesmerising and atmospheric journey.
Helen and Chris remain a mysterious duo, amalgamating their identities completely and representing themselves as one unit; their compelling imagery, videos and music working together symbiotically. It was this unique and bold outlook that caught the eyes and ears of European label Frontal Noize and after just two months of writing music together, Death Rattle were offered a deal. Since the signing, the band have been working hard on the live circuit playing Brainchild Festival (Reading), Swanfest (Ipswich), Via Ventosa Festival (Holland) as well as shows in Germany, Luxembourg and Belgium.
Death Rattle’s first release HE&I, is an enthralling and daring debut and an exciting glimpse of what’s in store as the pair prepare for a UK and European tour and make plans for their debut album release in 2013.