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Manchester folk act Red Tides make Iranian film team-up
Still from Housebound

Watch the video for Red Tides' Housebound

The folk-fuelled five piece Red Tides have turned to an unusual source to provide the footage for the video for new single, Housebound.

The promo uses the films of Iranian filmmaker Hossein Mirshahi, who has been capturing and animating super-8 and 16mm film for the past 40 years.

His films have been made into the video by Manchester producer Mark Kendrick.

Red Tides guitarist Sam Alder said the filmmaker was "the most passionate I have ever met - really inspiring."

Red Tides
It is a song for people who are in the throes of the beginning of a relationship but cannot silence the worry that we are all bound to rust
Molly Macleod, Red Tides

Hossein Mirashi grew up in rural Iran and first moved to the UK in the 1980s, working on numerous films and art installations since.

Four years ago, he met Mark Kendrick and they began to collaborate.

It is these collaborations that caught the eye of Red Tides, who saw them as the perfect accompaniment to their music.

It's an opinion that Mark Kendrick agreed with.

He said that while "it is always an honour to work with Hossein's beautiful footage and animation, to combine this with the beautiful music of Red Tides was really special."

The song it accompanies, Housebound, is a poignant and lilting tune which frontwoman Molly Macleod said was about "the fear of decay".

Adding: "It is a song for people who are in the throes of the beginning of a relationship but cannot silence the worry that we are all bound to rust and weather."

The single, which the band gave a one-day free giveaway to on Monday 10 January, is out as part of a full EP in the Spring.

The release will also include a 'Roxby's Wonky Remix' of Lure Me Out by Red Tides' label mate, The Bedlam Six's Biff Roxby.

Housebound is out on Debt Records in March




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