Friday, April 08, 2016
[Video] Flamingods - Rhama
Words: Ellie Ward
A Little Indie Track Of The Day last month, Flamingods now share the video for new single ‘Rhama’.
Co-produced with Dubai-based filmhouse Barbu TV, the video is based on a secretive underground scene of Kushti wrestlers in the city, a group who dedicate their lives to a traditional form of wrestling.
“Those who don’t live in Dubai have a fixed perception of the city” says Kamal Rasool, founding member of the band. “There is another side of the city that is massively overlooked. The video is not only about the wrestling but the communities who built this city, who came here to find a better future and provide for their families back home… they have all brought their culture.”
The video is also symbolic to the lyrical and sonic content of ‘Rhama’, whereby the song encapsulated the feeling of living in a culture that doesn’t feel fully your own.
'Rhama' is the first single from the band's upcoming ‘Majesty’ album, out on June 10 on Soundway Records.
30 STOCKTON, Sonic Union
01 GLASGOW, Stag & Dagger Festival
06 BRISTOL, The Exchange
11 LONDON, Oslo
18 LEEDS, Headrow House
19 MANCHESTER, Soup Kitchen
21 BRIGHTON, The Great Escape
29 CARDIFF, The Full Moon
04 NOTTINGHAM, The Chameleon
08 BRIGHTON, Hope & Ruin