Pumarosa have today premiered an arresting video for new single ‘Lions’ Den’, the latest to be taken from their critically-acclaimed debut album ‘The Witch’. This release surrounds the band’s forthcoming festival dates at the likes of Robert Smith’s Meltdown and Citadel.
Lyrically, ‘Lions’ Den’ – say Pumarosa –“is a song about ideology and power. It asks people to observe injustices around them and engage with their desire to challenge and disrupt the systems that enforce these cruelties.” This message is brought to vivid life in the Niall Trask-directed video unveiled today, which uses a folk horror landscape – of 60s and 70s cinema, but also horrors all around us today – to capture the alienation and anger that inspired the song. “The anti-capitalist agenda of ‘Lions’ Den’ immediately conjured up nature documentary footage, and the need for survival,” Niall comments. “I wanted to look at the idea of nature versus nurture, and a man-made hive of bees being harvested by humans seemed like a good place to start.”
Sunday 24th June – Robert Smith’s Meltdown Festival
Sunday July 15th – Citadel Festival