Originally on the group’s 2016 Hellbound Hymns album, Shattered Dreams has been remastered by Alex McGowan at Space Eko for this digital single release which also features a dub remix of previous single Living In Fear by DJ Scratchy, tour DJ for The Clash as well as resident wax-spinner for the band’s club night Gypsy Hotel.
“Since our formation in 2003, this is the longest we have gone without doing a show, so we thought we’d jump on the bandwagon and make a self-isolation video” explains Paul-Ronney Angel. “Thing is, so many “self-isolation videos” are very boring and often look like Zoom meetings – and if it’s one thing we don’t do, it’s boring! So we thought we’d bring our kids in and have some fun with it – it’s all in there, from home-schooling, baking & gardening, to clips from our online shows and general lockdown lunacy! It’s very different from any other music video we have made, but then again these are very different times we live in! Anyway, I hope this video will put a smile on people’s faces!”
The band reached out to their extended musical family and as well as as the core members, the video also features friends and collaborators from all over the world, including DJ Smutty Smiff in Iceland, burlesque star Lalla Morte in Paris, our Holland-based members Tristan and Mark Gilligan and the last person P-R Angel played a live show with before lockdown, Headcat guitarist Danny B Harvey and his wife Annie Marie Lewis (niece of none other than Jerry Lee Lewis) from Austin, Texas!
The whole thing was edited by the band’s main photographer Sin Bozkurt in Cyprus!