Following up the recent release of their “Vile As You Want,” UK based band Man & The Echo are back with a playful video for the song. The jangling tune, rife with front man Gaz Roberts’ pointed observations, channels pristine ’60s harmonies built upon a framework of wily, swinging guitars. The video establishes the scene from a kids program in the ’70s, replete with puppets and all of Man & The Echo’s characteristic musings and missives.
Joe ‘Fush’ Forshaw, the band’s co-writer, says of the video, “Some of the children’s TV shows from the seventies Britain are pretty dark when you watch them back. We’re huge fans of things like Reeves & Mortimer and Charlie Brooker and wanted to create our own sinister take on an institution and period before the introduction of political correctness. Plus, now we can add puppetry to our growing list of vital skills required to be in a band in 2016.”
The band, are currently holed up in their Warrington headquarters working on their debut album with producer Neil Comber (Django Django, M.I.A). Man & The Echo signed to James Endeacott’s rejuvenated 1965 Records label last year.