Cloud Nothings unveil the new animated video for ‘Stay Useless’‏

April 25, 2012

Since releasing ‘Attack on Memory’ earlier this year to a wave of enthusiastic reviews, Cloud Nothings have been preparing themselves for a jaunt across Europe that’ll see them stop off in London, Leeds and Glasgow and calling in at Brighton’s Great Escape on the way. The band have also unveiled the brilliantly surreal video for ‘Stay Useless’ and you can watch it below.

Watch ‘Stay Useless’:

Complete with an oversized angry ape and an action figure with wizard-like powers, director and producer Jack Kubizne’s animated video follows a boy on his way to school on the trusty American school bus, only for it to be taken over by magical forces, whisking him off to faraway lands. If anyone remembers the children’s books and TV series ‘The Magic School Bus’, then you may see some similarities here.

Taken from ‘Attack on Memory’ which was released earlier this year through Wichita Recordings, ‘Stay Useless’ shows Cloud Nothings at their angsty best, and with a video that focuses on the mundanity of school life and the need for escapism, it’ll resonate with anyone who remembers feeling a little out of place during their adolescence.

Cloud Nothings will be playing the following shows:

4 — FZW, Dortmund, Germany
5 — Luxor, Colgone, Germany
6 — 59:1, Munich, Germany
7 — Magnet Club, Berlin, Germany
9 — Cargo, London
10 — The Great Escape, Brighton
11 — Les 3 Elephants, Laval, France
12 — Festival La Pla’a Odissea, Barcelona
13 — exit07, Luxembourg
14 — Molotow, Hamburg, Germany
16 — Revolver, Oslo, Norway
17 — Pusterviksbaren, Goteborg, Sweden
18 — Pop Revo Festival, Arhus, Denmark
19 — Fotografiska, Stockholm, Sweden
21 — Tavastia, Helsinki, Finland
22 — Chocolaterie, Brussel, Belgium
23 — Charlatan, Ghent, Belgium
25 — Vera, Groningen, Netherlands
26 — Le Guess Who? Festival, Utrecht, Netherlands
27 — Effenaar, Eindhoven, Netherlands
28 — Pfingst Open Air Festival, Werden, Germany
29 — Mascotte, Zurich, Switzerland
30 — Locomovtive, Bologna, Italy

1 — Shepherds Bush Empire, London (supporting Bob Mould)
5 — Captain’s Rest, Glasgow
6 — Brudenell Social Club, Leeds
8 — Le Point Ephemere, Paris, France

‘Attack on Memory’ is out now through Wichita Recordings.

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