Dystopian Future Movies are a post-rock, post-metal, experimental band based in Nottingham, UK. Taking a Sonic Youth approach, but arriving at some dark place between Neurosis and Chelsea Wolfe, DFM has crafted a unique combination of discordant layers, atmospheric swells and colossal heaviness. Weaving lyrical catharsis with hypnotic vocal melodies, Irish-born Caroline Cawley uses an evolving experimental guitar sound that expands into massive doomscapes through collaboration with seasoned metal/prog drummer Bill Fisher.
Echoes and Dust’s Matt T.A. Smith described them as “drone-like sludge is juxtaposed with finesse against beautifully gentle arpeggios. Overlaid with ethereal vocals and underpinned by menacing, driving basslines, DFM deliver what appears to be an effortlessly captivating performance.”
They will release their debut album Time on June 2nd through Oak Island Records, Cargo Records Germany and Cargo Records UK on CD with limited edition coloured and marbled vinyl with gatefold sleeve coming soon. We are very proud to premiere the video for the track ‘Pieces’ exclusively below.
Video director Tom Walsh comments: “The concept for ‘Pieces’ started off more as a mood rather than a specific idea. The track is so hypnotic and all consuming that I wanted to make a video that draws the watcher in and creates a sense of foreboding so much so that they can’t take their eyes away. Caroline and I worked on some ideas which all revolved around the same mood – a kind of slow reveal – and then I went away and wrote the short narrative.
The band name Dystopian Future Movies plays perfectly into the narrative where the video is set – some kind of dystopian future. Without giving too much away I wanted to play on a classic science fiction theme but in a gritty, Fincher style and without incorporating too much performance. I like the idea of creating a story in a world that leaves the watcher wanting to know more and there is definitely opportunity to expand on the world in future videos.”
You can catch them live where they will play an exclusive live performance of the album in its entirety at one of these dates:
2nd June – Leeds, Fox and Newt
3rd June – Nottingham, Chameleon Arts Cafe
10th June – Manchester, Star and Garter