East London newcomers Deep City Diver have released their latest music video, premiering today here on Gigwise. The video is for their debut single, ‘Another World’, an underground release last year that has since found a burgeoning fan base for the band across the UK.
‘London is so beautiful and so miserable,’ Ryan Nicolussi sings in the opening lines of ‘Another World’, sidling up to the microphone in his best Carnabetian garbs. The video was filmed by Will Taylor upon the stage of The Yard Theatre in East London, and the reclaimed industrial interior of the Hackney Wick venue is the perfect setting for the single, its lyrics being a bittersweet ode to the charter and midnight streets of the nation’s capital.
But the band’s melodic, indie-pop sensibilities also lead ‘Another World’ into a shimmering, euphoric chorus that evokes the polished new-wave singles of Aztec Camera as well as the atmospheric, guitar-led anthems of The War On Drugs. And this jaunty, upbeat soundtrack to the video also gives Nicolussi the chance to throw all of his spindly Costello-esque dance moves beneath the dusky lighting of the stage.
This is just the first song and video to be released by Deep City Diver, and you won’t miss any more of their releases if they continue to put out indie-pop singles of this strength. You can catch Deep City Diver live when they celebrate the release of this video with the following shows in London this month:
The Finsbury – Sunday 16 April
Paper Dress Vintage – Tuesday 16 May