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Hockeysmith – But Blood

Exclusive: Like The xx's petroleum visuals? The director creates a smeary new video for the riff-driven Double Denim duo

The IRL inseparable Hockeysmith sisters’ images are merged under a montage of shifting mirage effects in this video by designer and photographer Davy Evans (creator of The xx's oil-on-water videos). Here, the striking aqueous imagery exploits the mysterious urgency that looms throughout the song – an addictive combination of gloom-ridden bass, nefarious synth, filthy guitars and softly commanding vocals. “But Blood” is the first track from Hockeysmith’s debut EP, forthcoming on Double Denim, revealing only a fraction of what the Cornwall-dwelling pair have been creating in their farm-set studio. It's more than enough to hook us in for the foreseeable.