A few years ago a bunch of friends climbed into a local canalization system to have some fun, drink beers and make photos. But what they found deep in the tunnels turned their whole lives inside out and changed all their plans. To explain their strange behavior and their sudden regular disappearances from home they teamed up in a band under the name Weed & Dolphins and started to rehearse as a live act for their vocalist’s one-man-band home project.
The independent Belarusian music guide Experty.by described it as: “…something between sequenced freak-punk of Atom and His Package and lazy dream-pop of Beach Fossils”. Due to the DIY way of releasing the album and lack of promotion, major blog appearances and management ‘Islandkid cassette’ didn’t get much international attention as a record. At the same time putting the album on cassette tapes allowed to spread it among retro DIY aesthetic lovers, while positioning the project as an active live band capable of bringing the actual album sound on stage gave Weed & Dolphins a chance to start getting on shows and events outside their home country.
W&D’s ‘High’ is a mesmerizing concoction of a single. And when fuel of its music video is added to the fire of ‘High’, one-third of the world might just blaze away in a storm that might not end.
Ever. ‘High’ puts W&D into another class.
“‘High’ is about a try of getting away from pressure by using forbidden ways, but trapping into illusionary world, losing the path back and staying there forever.”
The trance of ‘High’, with its demonically decadent vocals, invoking hell-on-high-water convictions, decadently contrast with the religiously angsty avarice of the subject. The band is perfect in its nature in this song, as the music video’s cast and direction is equal in that admiration.
See them next @ Brouwpodium Bossche Brouwers aan de Vaart, Nord de Bradant, Netherlands December 20th.