Moody yet melodic duo Death Bells are originally from Sydney, Australia, but the allure of Southern California has led the pair (Will Canning and Remy Veselis) to set up shop right here in Los Angeles. The Cali sun may have brought a new shine to the band’s sound, but a dark-lit inspiration remains. Case in point: “Life Stands Still,” an edgy and immersive tune somewhere between Clan of Xymox and Interpol. Let’s call it goth-pop, for short.
The track comes with a decidedly SoCal feel in the wide open spaces of the music video, directed by fellow Australian Blair Gauld.
“It was really exciting to create this video with Death Bells; being in Los Angeles for three weeks and being surrounded by amazing locations really inspired me,” says Gauld of the experience. “Death Bells are very close to my heart—we grew up together in Sydney. It was very comfortable to write and direct this video as we hold such a strong friendship.”
Watch the visual for “Life Stands Still” and see their upcoming tour dates below. Pre-order the band’s seven-inch, out October 1 via Metropolitan Indian, here.
Aug 29 / Phoenix, AZ / Lunchbox w/ Pelada + Temple of Angels
Sep 1 / Tucson, AZ / HOCO Fest w/ Cold Showers + Marbled Eye + Lié
Oct 25 / Los Angeles, CA / Zebulon w/ Gatecreeper + Kommand + Section H8