Here’s the video for Dumbbo from Belfast’s Hot Cops, filmed by Elise Schierbeek on location in West Michigan
‘The video was shot in partly in the back 40 acres of a church far out in the hills with this abandoned merry-go-round, and also at a house lived in by many artist and musician friends of mine. The costumes in Dumbbo I sewed myself and they relate deeply to performance and identity- casting off, tuning in, being accountable and accounted for.”
2015 has been a busy year for Hot Cops. Following plays from BBC Radio 1 and 6 Music, the Belfast based trio played the Introducing Stage at BBC’s Big Weekend Festival, as well as supporting The Front Bottoms and The Orwells. Drawing influence from the likes of Deerhunter, Pavement, and Cloud Nothings, the young group have shaped an original sound normally unavailable to those at such a young age.
2016 is set to be their breakout year, with this latest single, released in September, following on from the success of Passive Passive/Scared of Everything.