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UK proggers Azure blow up a storm with new video for Mistress

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Young Brighton-based prog rockers Azure have released a new video for their new single Mistress. The filming of the new video saw the band braving the elements in the great  wide open. You can watch the video below.

"A few months back we thought we'd record a new single while we get the album ready, shoot a DIY video and put it out," the band say. "We only had one day we could get everyone together to shoot it, and it just so happened to be one of the windiest days of the year!"

Lyrically the single introduces The Mistress, a relentless, opportunistic and morally ambiguous goddess of the storm. Thematically, Mistress is about rediscovering a burning desire to live in the face of overbearing demands.

"We're super excited for Mistress to finally be out in the world, the band continue. "It's probably the most compact, dramatic three minutes of music we've recorded yet, so it'll be exciting to see how everyone reacts to it following our 20-minute release, Redtail!"

Thus far, Azure (Christopher Sampson - vocals & guitar, Galen Stapley - guitar, and Alex Miles - bass) have released the (Dreaming Of) Azure EP in 2015,  the Wish For Spring album (2017) and the 20 minute stand alone concept piece Redtail in 2018.

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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, as well as sleevenotes for many major record labels. He lives in North London and happily indulges a passion for AC/DC, Chelsea Football Club and Sydney Roosters.