Mar 14, 2023
Bill Cutbill Stars In The New Music Video for Lighter
We're continuing to pump a barrage of RUM DO content into the atmosphere for the first time in years. It's all in anticipation of the new EP, 'You Just Have To Be.'
Today marks the release of the music video for 'Lighter', which follows Bill Cutbill on a tranquil psychedelic walk through the Canadian bush at Lake Superior Provincial Park in Ontario. It's the chillest moment on the EP, and probably the least produced song as well.
RUM DO is very much an audiovisual project, with all the music released over the duo's lifespan arriving alongside accompanying visuals. The moving pictures stretch continuously between tracks as a never-ending consciousness, though the format has morphed over time.
Bill Cutbill, who handles the visuals for RUM DO says —
"With this, the final EP, we wanted to reflect the history of RUM DO in the visual progression.
Our debut EP featured visuals in a 3:4 SD format, for a VHS quality, which suited the footage I wanted to use which was shot on old mobile phones. We then raised the bar to 16:9 HD visuals for the second EP, which was then expanded to 4k with the intervening double-a side release.
For this EP, we've circled back to 16:9 HD, whilst incorporating a mix of digitally generated footage, mobile phone footage and manipulated visuals that have been so synonymous with RUM DO. This final chapter is intended to complete the full circle that this project represents."
You Just Have To Be can be purchased on limited edition cassette via Bandcamp. Check out all the tracks on Spotify or visit YouTube for the full visual experience!
Feb 01, 2023
No Worries Music Video Premiere with Psychedelic Baby Mag
The music video for RUM DO's No Worries is premiering today with Psychedelic Baby Magazine — watch it now.
The audiovisual approach of the group has been ever-present since their debut single in 2017. The psychedelic visuals have gone through different phases with each release, from 3:4 standard definition with the 'lay down, lovers' EP, to 16:9 HD with 'Why', to 4k with the intervening double-a single.
The upcoming release, You Just Have To Be, is back in the 16:9 format with that familiar RUM DO approach. Videos and singles will be released monthly up until the EP's full release in April 2023. Be sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel / follow the band on Spotify to be notified when each piece is revealed to the interworld!
Watch a full visual history of RUM DO here.
Thanks to Psychedelic Baby Mag and you for supporting this release.
May 12, 2022
Welcome to the Freak Show
The music video for World News' Up Against the Wall is streaming everywhere now!
The track is taken from the Toronto electronic duo's sophomore EP, New Era, which is streaming worldwide on your favourite services right now.
Apr 18, 2022
Up Against the Wall Video Premiere at Psychedelic Baby Magazine
In our book, this isn't just any other Monday. Not at all. Why? Well of course.... it's the day that World News rise again, this time with a sparkling new music video for Up Against the Wall which is taken from the duo's New Era EP.
Yes, the great people over at Psychedelic Baby Mag, which is a killer place for independent music reviews and good stuff, are hosting the premiere — go watch it now.
You'll not want to miss this.... Up Against the Wall features Quentin Mitchell on a journey into an underground sub-universe littered with curious beings.
It was filmed and directed by Sam Maloney, who many will know as the guitarist and vocalist of psychedelic rock band, Kali Horse. Well she is also a talented filmmaker with a unique approach and vision; often using analogue cameras, Maloney has produced videos for some of Canada's most exciting up-and-coming talent such as Roy, Dart Mouth, Drago Dit Dragon and No Frills.
This track is taken from the New Era EP [SS116], which is available to stream everywhere. It was engineered by Tobin Hopwood (Possum) at The Oscillitarium, mixed/produced by Josh Korody (Breeze, Nailbiter) at Candle Recording Studios and mastered by Asher Gould-Murtagh (Mr. Joy, Zones).
We would like to take a minute to shout out the extended cast for World News' Up Against the Wall — Adam Hanrahan, Cassandra Ellen, Desiree Das Gupta, Julie Sullivan, Olivia Cox, Ryan Bembridge and Sinéad Bermingham. This would not have been possible without you.
So yeah, what are you waiting for, check out the video now!
Apr 28, 2021
Theo Vandenhoff Music Video Premiere
Theo Vandenhoff has just released the debut music video for post-punk single, Heartache Is An Empty Room. It is premiering now exclusively via Toronto Guardian... watch it here!
The track is taken from Theo's debut EP of the same name, which was released via Safe Sounds earlier this month and is available digitally and on strictly limited cassette, so grab one while you still can!
The reception for the EP has been incredible, so thank you to everyone for streaming the tracks and showing Theo the love and support his music deserves.
A few highlights from the month so far include this wonderful EP review by Soft Sound Press, Xposed Polaroid's in-depth interview with Theo, iNDiE MACHiNE's writeup of the debut single, and ULTRA mag's feature — Toronto's best independent scene zine — which is available to read digitally or you can purchase a physical copy from their website.
Also, a big thank you to Toronto Guardian for premiering the music video and providing a place to showcase independent artists and musicians in Toronto. With the world as it is, we finally want to thank you, the listeners, for supporting this release and making it such an epic time.
More news soon. X