Grimes had one of the best albums of last year with Art Angels. It was experimental, innovative, a little weird, very ambitious, and also her best work yet. Sticking to her guns, she refused to compromise or be anyone but herself, and in doing so created a record that thrusted her into a new tier of artists – the very top.
Towards the end of 2015, she gave us the theatrical double clip for Flesh without Blood/Life In The Vivid Dream, and whilst it was impressive to say the least, it lacked that “batshit-insane” feel we’ve come to know and love from Grimes. Thankfully, she noticed it too and has now well and truly delivered with her next clip for Kill V. Maim.
Like a weird cross between Mad Max, Tokyo Drift and Blade, things are pretty full on from the get go here. On a desert cruiser overflowing with people speeding through a light up concrete jungle; in a deserted subway station looking like a twitching rag doll; in a Blade style blood rave – it’s safe to say the “batshit-insane” Grimes is definitely back. The track itself is explosive, and would easily incite a borderline hedonistic rave on any dancefloor, so it’s only fitting it receives an equally explosive clip, and this self-made video by Grimes herself is exactly what it needs.
Friday 5 February – Harts Mill, Port Adelaide (16+)
Saturday 6 February – Brisbane Showgrounds, Brisbane (16+)
Sunday 7 February – Sydney College of the Arts, Sydney
Saturday 13 February – Footscray Community Arts Centre And The River’s Edge, Melbourne
Sunday 14 February – Esplanade Reserve and West End, Fremantle
Wednesday 3 February – 170 Russell, Melbourne
Wednesday 10 February – Enmore Theatre, Sydney
Image via Noisey