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.
Grimes will be in Australia at the end of the month as part of the glorious St Jerome’s Laneway Festival lineup, as well as two sideshows. See dates below:
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