SEIMS premiere eye-catching new video for Showdown Without A Victim

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Australian experimental rock quartet SEIMS have premiered their eye-catching new video for Showdown Without A Victim, which you can watch below.

The song is taken from the band's upcoming album Four, which will be released through Art As Catharsis Records, Bird’s Robe Records & Dunk Records on October 22.

"This clip is all about painting the picture of an argument with no outcome," explains band leader Simeon Batholomew (pictured above). "Played by Jack Tickner (some may know him as the guitarist from Wollongong's greatest math-rock band, Basil's Kite) with two characters trying to battle it out to be heard because they think they’re both right. They coerce. They yell. They impose. They bait. They do everything to try and convince the other of their opinion, yet nothing to learn or listen. 

"I've always been a big fan of Jack's creativity. His musicianship is ferocious and when it comes to his acting, he skirts the line of conviction and uncomfortability so well. I sent him a really basic shot list with some random bits of direction, and he filmed these bits for me on his green screen at home. I didn't know what to expect back, but I knew it'd be great. The animation came to life quite naturally purely because of Jack's incredible performances.

Four was written and produced by Bartholomew himself, engineered by Tim Carr (We Lost The Sea), mixed by Alex Wilson (sleepmakeswaves) and mastered by Jeff Lipton and Maria Rice. As well as Simeon performing bass, guitars, synths, piano & vocals himself, it also features blistering performances from Plini drummer Chris Allison, Kat Hunter and Susie Bishop on violins and Tangents/FourPlay member Peter Hollo on cellos.

SEIMS have previously streamed Elegance Over Confidence.

Pre-order Four.

Jerry Ewing

Writer and broadcaster Jerry Ewing is the Editor of Prog Magazine which he founded for Future Publishing in 2009. He grew up in Sydney and began his writing career in London for Metal Forces magazine in 1989. He has since written for Metal Hammer, Maxim, Vox, Stuff and Bizarre magazines, among others. He created and edited Classic Rock Magazine for Dennis Publishing in 1998 and is the author of a variety of books on both music and sport, including Wonderous Stories; A Journey Through The Landscape Of Progressive Rock.