BETWEEN BODIES are a new emo tinged, gritty punk rock act from Cologne, Germany, featuring members of GIVER (Holy Roar Records), A TIME TO STAND (Disconnect, Disconnect) and WORST GIFT from Canada. The band will release their exciting debut EP “On Fences” on KROD Records on December 13th, and today we’re honored to give you their brand new music video for the new song “Great”! If you’re into the likes of MOOSE BLOOD, ALKALINE TRIO, SPANISH LOVE SONGS or THE GASLIGHT ANTHEM and you haven’t heard their debut single yet, do yourselves a favor and check both of the new tracks below!
“Great” is a song about ambition and creative drive that can be destructive and toxic. I´ve seen a person that is close to me ruin herself for months on end in the search for something that made her feel proud and like she had found her way in life. I felt super helpless in that situation and it was hard to bare watching her go down that road in front of my eyes. There´s only so much you can do to support your friends and family in who they want to be but sometimes they need to be slowed down and reminded of their worth independently of what they accomplish and create. But what are you to do when they are not listening because they feel not content with where they are right now at all? Do you let them go?
“On Fences” is a record about indecision and hesitation. Things are always shiny and exciting when they are new but turn more mundane and grey overtime and it is impossible to tell up to which point you should stick with something whether it is a job, a relationship or a band through harder times to be there when the sun comes out again and to draw a line when a point is reached where something just won´t make you happy enough again to keep on going. Because no one can tell you. Your situation is always unique and not comparable to others. There is always that faint voice in your head asking you whether things could be better if you just quitted whatever you are doing and started anew.
BETWEEN BODIES started out as a creative valve for most of us to either write songs, riffs and lyrics that didn´t really find a place in the other bands we are or were in or to finally play another instrument than we all do in those aforementioned projects. We are playing or used to play in GIVER (Benni&Chris), A TIME TO STAND (Nils) and WORST GIFT (Susan) and toured a lot in the past but wanted to start something new with both old and new friends. Nils and Chris have known each other for almost 15 years and Susan just moved to Germany this year. So we got together, wrote the EP over the course of a year via Dropbox folders and one-man demos and recorded all six songs with Paras at Level 3 Entertainment Studio in Essen to keep the crappy-demo phase internally to ourselves. Luckily, the plan worked well and KROD Records signed us to release On Fences in December 2019. Genre-wise, I guess our music is inspired by bands such as ALKALINE TRIO, THE MENZINGERS, IRON CHIC or SPANISH LOVE SONGS.