Video: Arliston – 451

South London indie pop duo Arliston are one of the most frequently featured acts on this blog with both myself and Jane digging their thoughtful and emotional tracks. Their latest comes complete with a video and is called 451.

By Graeme Smith

Literary fans will recognise the number in the track’s title. It’s a reference to Ray Bradbury’s dystopian novel Fahrenheit 451, and a bleak future is what the track’s about. The story is delivered through a jazzy and offbeat 7/8 composition which is a little unexpected of Arliston. What’s definitely familiar though are the soulful vocals and a tremendous sense of emotion.

451 is out now via the band’s own Sob Story Records. It will feature alongside previously released tracks Pisco Sours and How In Heaven on Arliston’s upcoming EP, set for release next month. You can watch the nostalgic video, filmed by Wolf James and edited by George Hasbury, for 451 below.

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