Newcastle’s Them Things are an interesting proposition, and not just for the music they make. The four members form a multicultural collective, with British, Russian and French natives finding their creative equals within the group and a spiritual home in the North East city. Their latest single ‘Mythomania’ is hard to unlearn, especially once subjected to the visual aid of its accompanying music video.
The video details a strange pairing, one of human kind and one of the supernatural. A girl becomes inadvertently connected to the life of the Grim Reaper. Lurking in those darker places, ‘Mythomania’ takes from band’s like The Wytches and Demob Happy but comes out with something completely of its own accord – that is equally, ravishingly turbulent and uncompromisingly visceral.
After sampling a few of their other music video’s, it becomes obvious that Them Things feel a connection the ‘other’, the archetypal ‘monster’ and refuse to refer to conventional ideologies surrounding these characters. Rather preferring to show these ‘creatures’ some love and attention, humanising them in the context of their narratives. Which we’d say is a very admirable trait.
Catch Them Things on 27th August supporting Catfish and the Bottlemen at Times Square in Newcastle.