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Watch: ’Showdown Without A Victim’ by SEIMS
25 October 2021

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Australian experimental rock project SEIMS who release new album ‘FOUR’ on 22nd October have shared the new video for recent single ’Showdown Without A Victim’.

The brainchild of multi-instrumentalist Simeon Bartholomew, SEIMS has evolved into an explorational and formidable band over the course of several records, including their most recent release ‘3’ and ‘3.1’ which featured the stabbing punk of ‘Cyan’ and lilting math-rock ode ‘Imperfect Black’.

The new record showcases the band’s delicately crafted arrangements on tracks including the beguiling 65daysofstatic ‘Wild Light’ era tinged post-math-rock of Elegance Over Confidence, the soaring modern post-rock of The Mountain’s Scream and the dark ‘Stranger Things’ evoking electro-prog of recent single Showdown Without A Victim.

Simeon comments on the new video:

"This clip is all about painting the picture of an argument with no outcome. Played by Jack Tickner (some may know him as the guitarist from Wollongong's greatest math-rock band, Basil's Kite) with two characters trying to battle it out to be heard because they think they’re both right. They coerce. They yell. They impose. They bait. They do everything to try and convince the other of their opinion, yet nothing to learn or listen.

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I've always been a big fan of Jack's creativity. His musicianship is ferocious and when it comes to his acting, he skirts the line of conviction and uncomfortability so well. I sent him a really basic shot list with some random bits of direction, and he filmed these bits for me on his green screen at home. I didn't know what to expect back, but I knew it'd be great. The animation came to life quite naturally purely because of Jack's incredible performances."

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  author: CHRISTOPHER NOSNIBOR 25 October 2021