Video premiere: Art Theefe “I Trained a Spy”

Art Theefe are a new three-piece band from Oxford, England, put together by singer and guitarist, Matt Sage – their debut album ‘Dig Deep’ comes out on 19th October on Stolen Heart Records, and their sound has echoes of lots of people in it – the emotion of Glen Hansard or Jeff Buckley, the layered guitars of Fleetwood Mac, the soul of Van Morrison (not literally). They’ve kindly shared their dark brooding new video for us for the song ‘I Trained a Spy’. Sage told AUK: “Exploring the theme of blind devotion – and its devastating but also comedic results – the track is full of Victorian grave-diggers dub reggae menace, replete with some agonised vocals and a musical saw. The video was shot at Oxford’s Centre for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing which has an original bar last decorated sometime in the 1950s.”

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