Coventry indie rock/britpop band The Institutes have unveiled the video for their latest single “Something Beautiful“.
The song is part of our current playlist and features on their critically acclaimed debut album ‘Colosseums‘, released last year through 42 Records. Grab it here if you haven’t already.
Taking inspiration from their favourite decades the 60’s and the 90’s and mixing it up into a modern-day melting pot, at times raw, and at others refined, their sound is filled with candid and vulnerable, poetic lyrics on a bed of layered guitars, soaring howls as well as a solid grooving rhythm section, which has seen them gain plaudits for their album and their live shows worldwide. The Institutes can switch from chaotic but ecstatic melodic wonder to delicate brazen honesty in the blink of an eye.
Speaking about it, Vocalist Reid Zappa Currie said: “’Something Beautiful’ is a song about passionate unconditional love for something or someone, without any choice, no matter what they put you through, no matter what they think of you or what they give in return. Love-Hate relationships, addictions anything that might be a burden of love, a commitment of passion and pain”
Watch the clip below.
The Institutes are: Reid Zappa Currie (vocals/guitar), Andy Hall (guitar/backing vocals), Alan Ferguson (guitar), Kirk Savage (drums), and Andy Lowe (bass).
Formed in December 2018, The Institutes have blazed onto the UK underground music scene on their own terms. While their musical output is too eclectic to pigeonhole, it wears its influences proudly on its sleeves, sitting somewhere between shoegaze and indie rock, with a nod in the direction of Crosby Stills, Nash and Neil Young harmonies, the psychedelic jangles and groove of The Stone Roses with layers of Verve-esque guitars.