We caught them at Sound City last weekend and can confirm that Single Mothers are 100% shredders of the highest degree, so feast your eyes and ears on this blistering double video for two album cuts – ‘Patricide’ and ‘Feel Shame’.
Of the video, director Sean McLeod says “The video for “Patricide / Feel Shame” follows a particularly devious cult leader as he guides his flock through their final sacrament. Furthermore, it explores the idea of feeling lost or directionless, and how the need for belonging and validation can lead to potentially dangerous groupthink. I have always been fascinated by cults; specifically how cult leaders can create a power dynamic so one-sided they can lead people to their own deaths, willingly. Conceptually, the video explores the abuse of trust and power that are emblematic of different leaders associated with various institutions. In “Patricide / Feel Shame”, “Patricide” represents the cult leader’s outsider views – which he presents to his flock – while “Feel Shame” represents his inner thoughts, serving as the mantra that powers his ruthlessness.”
The band will be returning to this side of the Atlantic later in the Summer, with dates below.
EU Live Dates (more TBA):
May 29th | Le Guingois, Montlucon, France
May 30th | Primavera Sound, Barcelona, Spain
May 31st | Primavera Sound, Barcelona, Spain
Aug 22nd | Pukkelpop, Hasselt, Belgium
Aug 28th | Leeds Festival, UK
Aug 30th | Reading Festival, UK