The Arthur Brothers; an artistic alliance centered around the biological brothers Matt and Danny Arthur and the producer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist J. C. Wright.
After the releases of ‘Ninth’ and ‘Flawless’, tracks that demonstrated the darker, brooding side of the band, The Arthur Brothers will release ‘Violet Hum’ on March 1st via ClearLight Records/Declared Goods.
A rollicking musical collage that seductively takes you on a journey through mad unexpected scene changes. Beginning with a 1930’s wireless parlour sound which transitions quickly through 70s nonchalant pop, sun drenched Beach Boys-esque a cappella vocal bridges, Welsh colliers choir breaks, a calypso beach party scene, and even a ‘The Who – Sellout’ style radio ad break.
It features a horn section that included trombone and trumpet from Tim Hart and Pablo Mendelssohn (member of The Specials horn section and the Book of Mormons House Band) and a string section led by violinist Sarah Anderson (Chrome Hoof, Deep Throat Choir).
The eccentric, eclectic nature of this musical collage of a song is brilliantly manifested in the award winning animated music video by Tribambuka (Anastasia Beltyukova) who used a mixture of different techniques and styles to take the viewer on a crazy journey with the brothers through strange and whimsical worlds on the back of a grumpy fish to messy abstract subconscious states of mind, where chaos and cosmos collide.
The video has been recognized at a number of international film festivals:
Best Music Video
- Feel The Reel International Film Festival 2018, Glasgow, UK
- International Animated Film Festival ReAnima 2018, Bergen, Norway
Best Video Clip
- San Jose International Film Awards 2018, Costa Rica
- Hollywood Independent Filmmakers Awards and Festival 2018, USA
- Rome Independent Prisma Films Awards 2018, Italy
- Short To The Point 2018, Romania
- Moscow Shorts International Film Festival July 2018, Russia
- London Shorts Series Festival 2018, UK
- Jelly International Film Festival 2018, Los Angeles, USA
- Toronto Vanguard 2018, Canada
- Lift Off Global Network London 2018, UK
- Porto Femme International Film Festival 2019, Portugal
- International Animation Film Festival Golden Kuker-Sofia 2019, Bulgaria