Margate’s lead role in new music video released by indie band Ten Hands High – The Isle Of Thanet News
A new release by indie band Ten Hands High features a video shot on location in Margate with help from creative agency Thanet Klaxon.
The London / Leeds group released the song at 2:28 am today (June 11) and say the neon colors and bright lights of Margate made it the perfect spot.
Ten Hands High was “born” in 2019 and has gone from classic indie rock to more seasoned indie pop in 2020, and a unique and alt-pop / rnb-influenced type of music this year.
What the four-man group called “Phase 1” of their journey began in 2019 with the release of 6 demos in 6 months, bursting onto the Leeds music scene where they performed shows filled with band support. like The Clause and Spilled Milk Society before heading south to sell their first London headliner at Hope and Anchor in Islington. THH’s “Phase 2” consisted of their first three studio singles – Red Wine, 6 Weeks and Silent (With You) and rocketed them to radio on BBC Introducing: The South and top playlists like “Student’s Union “from Spotify UK
This year marks the release of the group’s debut EP which features the track 2:28 am. It follows a drunken individual who wonders whether or not to text his romantic “best friend” at 2:28 am, while being encouraged by his subconscious.
Of the filming of the video in Margate, Curvature member Alexi said: “Margate was such a naughty host for the 2:28 am video, a beautiful coastal town with great outdoor / public locations.
“2:28 visually translates to our eyes as neon colors and bright lights and these were in abundance around Margate, the Cain game room and Bugsy’s bowling alley at LIDO to the Dreamland building, every place had an incredible visual affinity with the song. “
Liam Smith, Creative Director of Klaxon, said, “The band wanted to create something trippy with continuous storytelling and that’s exactly what we delivered!
“The main theme of the song is romance and we thought Margate would be the perfect setting for that. Each scene is shot in locations that emphasize the story and perhaps take the viewer on a trip down memory lane, we wanted to use locations that give off that ‘first date’ cliché, but after hours when there is no one around, again emphasizing Alexi’s loneliness.
“Growing up in Thanet, it’s exciting for me to bring in artists from London and beyond to show this quaint town I call my home and create videos that showcase iconic aspects of Margate.”
The video will be uploaded at 6 p.m. today (June 11) and can be found at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCnRRIisjb5iUwEXtcR91ocQ