Japenese Television: Slime

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  • 15.8.19


Very much picturesque in terms of all title, accompanying visual and the overall deviant vision behind it, Slime is the latest cut unveiled by forward-thinking Brit psych rockers, Japanese Teleision, off their new EP, Japanese Television II, out now on Tip Top Recordings.

The band's elegant b-movie and sci-fi/horror aesthetics once more take center stage, while their daring sound, built on elements from surf rock, post punk, space rock and krautrock, engage the listener with both its dance-able and headphone-listening properties in every way.

It was all recorded in one take in a village hall in Yaxley by Kristian Bell of The Wytches, while the video was created over one weekend by artist and filmmaker, Nelly Michenaud, conducted of 11-12 loops of hand-drawn animation.

"I tried structure it around the structure of (the) song," says the video's director. "And played around loads on after effects, testing stuff, composition, rhythm. Digitally drawn after doing sketches with a brush on my sketchbook (so I knew I wanted irregular thickness of lines)."

"Slime is the spiritual successor to Bloodworm," the band say about the song, "both being named after John Halkin horror novels we found in the village hall which doubles as our recording studio. Powerful, propulsive and poisonous, like a killer jellyfish."











Video directed by Nelly Michenaud


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