Today, Darkstar share a poignant and heartfelt video for “Blurred”, set to footage of fans favourite UK venues past and present.
The video remembers remarkable landmarks of the music scene, some of which are currently facing pressure to close due to the effects of Covid-19. Please see below for more information on how you can support venues at risk of closure. Thank you to everyone who shared their favourite spaces, we wish we could have included them all.
Explaining more about the project, James from Darkstar adds: “This video represents all the places past and present that are instrumental in why we got to do this. I think I’ve been going to nightclubs since I was 16, buying records from 15 and tape packs from 14 all housed and cultivated in places either in this video or not too far.
It’s a stark reminder of how hard it can be to keep these places going particularly now - so massive props to the people involved in working to keep that dream alive.
It can’t be ignored to see just how many of these places fell. It’s hard not to correlate that to the political landscape and how the value of independent music is weighed up by these people even before a pandemic.
We’ll try to signpost as many hashtags, gofundme’s and any other independent venue initiatives designed to help during this time alongside the video”
Darkstar’s fourth album ‘Civic Jams’ and ‘Civic Jams Remixes’ are available now via Warp Records.
Please consider supporting the Save Our Venues campaign https://saveourvenues.co.uk/#/