After recently relocating to Los Angeles, Australian post-punk act Death Bells have shared their new video for “Around The Bend.” The video was directed by Marfisia Bel who is a writer/director based in Los Angeles. She received her MFA from Chapman University. Marfisia is a 2019 Women in Film mentorship fellow. Her short films have screened at festivals worldwide, and her writing has been recognized by Slamdance Film Festival’s screenwriting competition.
About the song, the band says:
“The song was recorded at Station House studios in Echo Park with Chris King of Cold Showers. We tracked everything in a day and mixed the songs between Sydney & Los Angeles. The song is about escaping feelings of stagnation, which is funny considering Remy & I faced the exact same feelings back home in Sydney, which brought us out here to LA.”
Watch the video below:
After spending the majority of 2018 touring North America, Death Bells have re-emerged in their new home of Los Angeles, transforming their sound with new singles through band’s new label Metropolitan Indian.
The lineup, now consisting of long-time members William Canning and Remy Veselis wrote both songs in Los Angeles and they detail change and reflection that both members have experienced with their move 7,000 miles away from home.
Both core members of the band, including a revolving live lineup, will be performing on the west coast this June with Collapsing Scenery. Additionally, the band was handpicked by Julien Baker to perform at the Sled Island festival in Calgary. Upcoming shows are listed below.
- June 15th – Cellar Door, Visalia CA
- June 16th – Bunkhouse, Las Vegas NV
- June 17th – Urban Lounge, Salt Lake City UT
- June 19th – Ole Beck VFW, Missoula MT
- June 21st – Sled Island, Calgary AB
- June 23rd – High Dive, Seattle WA*
- June 24th – Black Water, Portland OR*
- June 25th – The Astoria, Vancouver BC*
- June 28th – Thee Parkside, San Francisco CA*
- June 29th – Chewing Foil, Los Angeles CA*
* with Collapsing Scenery