Indie rock group The Burma have released a fitting video to their track titled ‘When You’re Gone on the 24th of January 2020 via Spooner records’. The video features the band members performing with shadows cast around them, infiltrating them, warping around them and their appearance, as to suggest that they have regret and are being haunted by it. The black and white grading of the video adds to the somber, blunt and confessional lyrics of the track. With their first single release in 2018 to date, they have performed at Vantastival, Doolin Folk Fest and Whelans Ones to Watch. They have opened for acts The Academic, The Strypes and Delorentos .
The band members Tony O’Donovan (vocals), Peter Piggott (guitar) and Cian Doherty (Drummer) took six years to form the band. Each one of them has a musical upbringing, and were all raised in Cork, Ireland. Their name originates from The Burma Steps in their area. The Burma have cited major influences on their music from American Indie music from the early stages of the 2000’s, as well as 80’s and 90’s guitar ballads.
The band shares the issues with filming, “We did the video for this one with Isla Media, our buddies from Cobh. We’ve done a couple of videos with them in the past and we’ve loved them, we have great craic doing them too which helps because it’s usually a really long day. We shot the video in Mill Studios in Dublin, it turned out to be practically the only studio in Ireland that would work for the idea we had. We were giving up hope until the lads eventually found this place and it turned out to be perfect.”
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