Tantrum To Blind Announce Red Jumpsuit Apparatus Support & Unveil New Video For 'if We Let It Go
Swedish rockers Tantrum To Blind have finally relocated to the UK and are delighted to announce they will be main support to friends Red Jumpsuit Apparatus on their forthcoming March 2013 UK tour. Exeter party punks Rat Attack complete the tour line up – full dates are listed below. TTB come armed with huge new single ‘If We Let It Go’ the first release from the forthcoming Tantrum To Blind EP, the follow up to their debut album Walk Out which was released in the UK in August last year.
Watch the brand new video for the single here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cyoJs_edl9Q
If We Let It Go has all the guts and appeal of TTB fan favourites like Get Get Get, Big City Silence and Liar Lines and the band are dead set on making a big impression in the UK with their permanent arrival on our shores. The video deals with themes of sexuality in young people and plays with peoples preconceptions of a love story, something which front woman Mel and the band feel strongly about.
”We wanted to do something that kids could really relate to since there are so many young gay people who are afraid to tell people about their sexuality and struggle with coming out to friends and family” says Mel ”We've never really had any political opinions in our music but if there's something that feels right for us to have an opinion about it’s that it shouldn't be seen as a weird thing or difficult to be gay in today’s society, and bullying and discrimination are not okay.”
Addressing issues of sexuality directly is something occasionally shirked by the mainstream rock community and Tantrum To Blind are keen to challenge the way people see rock music, rock fans and the UK scene by standing up and being counted.
Shot in the bands native Stockholm by director Kristoffer Jansson who was also responsible for the Big City Silence video and Yashin’s New Year Or New York, the band enlisted actors from a local theatre school to trash a set which they built themselves as their on-screen relationships come crashing down, and comes complete with a twist in the tail designed to make fans think twice about how they see other people.
If We Let It Go is released digitally Wednesday 9th January through iTunes and is available for £0.79 - https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/if-we-let-it-go-single/id592242527