WATCH: Look Through Alex Garland and Rob Hardy’s Lens in Kaeb’s “When We Fall” Video
Portishead's Geoff Barrow's musical side projects will release a split EP (with each other) this summer.
Next month, Geoff Barrow of Portishead will release a four-track EP with the songs split between his two side bands, or really, his official side band Beak and Beak’s “alter-ego” band Kaeb. OK, if you are confused, we’re going to try and break this down a little bit more: Beak is Barrow’s band with Matt Williams and Billy Fuller while Kaeb features “an ever expanding and floating membership,” but both band’s feature the Portishead musician. Got it? Good. The aptly titled BEAK KAEB EP will be released via Barrow’s label Invada at the end of July, but earlier this week, Kaeb dropped the music video for one of its two tracks on the split EP, “When We Fall.”
Beak has a sound with a specific kind of directness. It’s not lo-fi; it’s just not over-thought. If the band records something which feels too comfortable with itself, they reject it. Rob Hardy, Sonoya Mizuno, Erline O’Donovan and I tried to make the video for “When We Fall” on their aesthetic terms: shot one afternoon on an iPhone, held up to the viewfinder of an old Nikon SLR, then cut as instinctively as possible.
Check out the not-over-thought video for “When We Fall” below.