Living Dead Girl
New video for ‘Simulation’ out now
“Matching a beautiful evocative vocal from Jessica English, the ethereal passages are linked to some scorched electronics.” – Clash Magazine
“Compared to the likes of Portishead and Massive Attack, their shuddering industrial gothic pop is laced with an unsettling yet oddly emotive charm.” – God Is In The TV
“A radio KILLER” – BBC Introducing
Living Dead Girl are a multi-instrumental two piece who produce layered, atmospheric electronica with a dark twist. Jonno Lloyd (guitar, bass, synth, programming, and backing vocals) and Jessica English (lead vocals, synth, piano, and programming) merge their unique styles effortlessly to create industrial strength pop with a delicate charm.
“It was a track we wrote around the same time as our first single ‘Skylines’ says English, “When that first music video was being put together we always knew we wanted to do ‘Simulation’ next. The song and its story were so visual in their origin that we knew right away what we wanted to see in that video.
It imagines a world where virtual stimulation strips us of personal interaction and expression, leaving us without a sense of realism or self. The song explores the search for humanity amongst the artificial. After a long search for the right director to work with, we went with fashion photographer and videographer Vasilisa Forbes, who helped us bring our imaginings to life. The video juxtaposes a clinical, plain setting with a bright, vibrant, simulated world. The two begin to blur as the video progresses, asking us to question which one is more real.”
Both growing up in a creative atmosphere, English was classically trained in piano and vocals, while Lloyd took guitar into successful industrial rock groups such as Ventenner. The two would work together for the first time in 2014, finding common ground somewhere between trip-hop, rock and electronic music. This unlikely meeting of styles would lead to the creation of the group’s dark yet accessible pop music, delivered with themes that move between fantastical escapism and pained reflection, leaving a classically haunting aftertaste.
Expertly merging 80s new wave influences with the likes of Massive Attack and Portishead, Living Dead Girl are treading their own unique path, one they intend to do so all the way to the top.
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