‘Bonnie & Clyde’ in Trimingham? Norfolk band’s new pop video
Norfolk rockers The Sharps release their new single and music video ‘Cage of Love’ this Monday, along with a limited free download of the song.
The band has just finished recording their debut E.P at Headline Music Studios in Cambridge. Entitled ‘Road Movies’, it will be released on December 10th. Along with ‘Cage of Love’, it features three new songs and a re-mastered version of their previous single, ‘My Love Ain’t Gonna Save You’.
It’s been a busy few months for the boys. As well as hastily putting out a short music video about their friend Jamie Fox, the famous Norfolk ‘Human Scarecrow’, the band has just completed a mini-UK tour. Gigging in London, Southampton, Cambridge and Leicester, The Sharps also performed a live acoustic version of ‘Cage of Love’ on BBC Norfolk introducing. It can be seen here.
They are currently booking a full UK tour for February and March next year, with help from their recently-signed, London-based publisher, Rainbird Music Ltd.
The ‘Cage of Love’ video, written, directed by and starring the band in multiple roles, makes use of the Norfolk landscapes in its road movie style. It parodies films such as ‘Bonnie & Clyde’ and ‘Thelma & Louise’, focussing on three outlaws who escape from prison and steal a van in their desperate attempt to find freedom. Where in ‘Thelma & Louise’ the finale sees the couple reach the edge of the Grand Canyon, these local lads wind up at the more modest cliffs at Trimingham Beach.
The band was given permission to shoot a scene at the Feathers pub in their hometown Aylsham, in which drummer Sam Evans plays a barmaid. Last month the pub also allowed local band 24 Robbers to shoot part of the video to their song ‘Halloween Hitlist’ in its premises.
“The flat, epic landscapes in rural Norfolk make the perfect backdrop for a road movie,” says Callum Morgan, bassist and singer in The Sharps. “We’re very lucky to live somewhere people are willing to help out.”