Bicep – the Belfast-born, London-based duo of Matt McBriar and Andy Ferguson – have released a new music video for recent single Glue.
Inspired by the song’s homage to the rave era, the video for Bicep’s Glue by Joe Wilson is a series of landscapes which revisit the sites once brought alive by now infamous raves. Today they sit desolate and empty, retreating back to their former state, with little to show of their impact they had on UK music culture. The static shots offer space to reflect on the importance and idiosyncrasy of these locations and how an abandoned lido, remote airfield and disused warehouse helped to shape the lives of a generation.
Juxtaposed with the images are the hazy, fragmented recollections of those who were there, lifted from Youtube comment sections of the genre’s most defining sounds. Perhaps the most beautiful and poignant pieces of evidence from the period, they eulogise over a time of unity and euphoria, and are a longing to be returned for just one more night.
Bicep‘s self-titled debut is out now on Ninja Tune.