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Music Monday: The Staves ‘Steady’

Monday 05 October 2015
Words Alice Bell

A series of dark scenes shot on grainy 16mm film create the unnerving feeling that something has gone very wrong in the latest video by directors Brian and Karl.

The Staves look down on themselves, each in different situations cut together with mysterious close-ups and visual nods to film noir and classic horror movies. The directors described it as “a waking nightmare in which the band each witness a vision of their own deaths. We wanted to tap into the dark and cryptic lyrics of the song without shying away from the underlying eroticism and sense of mortality.”