BALLOONS KILL BABIES
RELEASE VIDEO FOR ‘PATCHES IN THE SKY’
+ REMIXES BY SYDONIA, GALAPAGOS & GREG OLLEY
– STREAM & DOWNLOAD FOR BLOGS/REVIEWS/SPINS –
WATCH BALLOONS KILL BABIES’ VIDEO
FOR ‘PATCHES IN THE SKY’
BALLOONS KILL BABIES
‘PATCHES IN THE SKY‘
Two days out from their release date for their single ‘Patches in the Sky’, instrumental lords Balloons Kill Babies are dropping their film clip for the track. The filmclip is a jarring, stark montage of life, homelessness, addiction and mundanity.
The clip was shot on location in Toronto, Canada and put together by Brisbane videographer RCStills. The ‘Patches in the Sky’ clip tells a story that the instrumental nature of the song cannot tell in words – with incredible ultra-slow motion segments and stacatto moments like a record needle stuck on repeat, it is sometimes grating and dark viewing.
WATCH VIDEO FOR ‘PATCHES IN THE SKY’
Balloons Kill Babies are aural painters – their dark and visceral pieces are portraits of captured emotions and moments. The instrumental nature of the band means that they are not constrained by the elements of popular music, instead working in movements and waves of music.
They are also 3 weeks out from taking off on a tour that sees them head north and south of their hometown of Brisbane – taking in Gladstone, Mackay, Brisbane, Sydney, Adelaide and Melbourne over the month. The tour sees them play alongside artists such as I Am Duckeye, Transience, The Iron Eye, Kodiak Empire, Drawcard and more.
To accompany the single, CDs containing remixes of the track by prominent prog and heavy music identities will be available exclusively on the tour.
STREAM PATCHES IN THE SKY REMIXES
Balloons Kill Babies have played with some of the world’s best contemporary instrumental and prog acts such as The Ocean (GER), KLONE, (FR), Voyager, Like Thieves, Sydonia, Helm, Guards of May, Red Bee, Hazards of Swimming Naked and more.
The single “Patches in the Sky” is out Friday June 19 through iTunes and BKB’s Bandcamp page. The Remixes are available only on physical CDs at shows.
LOVE FOR BALLOONS KILL BABIES
“God Bless Balloons Kill Babies – there is a joy that radiates from the dark soundscapes and it is this joy that makes the EP so engaging as a listener…. 10/10” (Heavy & Weird)
“…the musicianship is impressive and the songs are engaging… ” (Blunt Magazine)
“Live, Balloons Kill Babies channels the crunch of Isis and mixes it with the divinity of Mogwai providing an incredibly cinematic experience. This is the kind of music that allows you to drift away and is an experience in total escapism.” (Heavy and Weird Live review)
THE PATCHES IN THE SKY TOUR JULY 2015
Friday, 3 July 2015
Gladstone, QLD – Tennis Club (All Ages)
w/ Drawcard, Red in Tooth, End Us
Saturday, 4 July 2015
Mackay, QLD – McGuire’s Hotel
w/ Drawcard, Red in Tooth, End Us, Coffin Dogs and Infinova
Friday, 17 July 2015
Sydney, NSW – The Bald Faced Stag
w/ Transience, Mercury Sky and Enter Reality
$10 pre-sale at gobookem.com, $15 door
Saturday, 18 July 2015
Penrith, NSW – Tattersalls
Friday, 24 July 2015
Adelaide, SA – Worldsend Hotel
w/ Colibrium, Transience and Overview Effect
Saturday, 25 July 2015
Melbourne, VIC – Luxor Live
w/ A Lonely Crowd, Transience, I Am Duckeye
$10 Pre-Sale, $15 Entry
Sunday, 26 July 2015
Melbourne, VIC – Brunswick Hotel
w/ I am Duckeye & Chico Flash – Free Entry
Saturday, 1 August 2015
Brisbane, QLD – New Globe Theatre
w/ Transience, The Iron Eye, Kodiak Empire, R