London glitter punks TEAR smear attitude all over four-and-a-half minute long video for song ‘Beautiful’, taken from their debut self-titled EP. In a sort of rugged romance, the visuals play part in gendering the song’s subject matter exposing themes of vanity, glamour, opposition and artificiality. Fixing on these binary’s creates a provocative air around the piece, opening the line for further discussion.
The scrappy lo-fi visuals procure a sense of allure and mystique on to the piece, providing more than just an outlet for creative freedom but also a vintage aesthetic. Their sound is influenced from slacker chic alternative rock bands like The Breeders and Hole, but equally so, TEAR are just as thrillingly original as their counterparts. And with releases as raw and scrappy as ‘Beautiful’, it’s looking like TEAR are the band we’ve been waiting for, they might just be the rabble that takes back the title once and for all, each crushingly ferocious pop song at a time.
TEAR’s debut EP is out now on Ogenesis. Find it on iTunes here.