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Blood Wizard Releases New Video For “Halo” – Taken From Debut Album Out Now via Moshi Moshi Records

April 7, 2021





Frontman of Nottingham punk band Kagoule, Cai Burns, now known as Blood Wizard, has released the music video for ‘Halo’. The track is taken from his debut album, Western Spaghetti, out now via Moshi Moshi Records.

The track is a love song from a different angle. An ode to the good people in your life and how you would like to mirror their qualities to become the best version of yourself. With driving guitars, Blood Wizard’s poetic lyrics are fully emphasised as the track fuses together both the sonic aesthetic and the witty demeanour of Blood Wizard. The music video, filmed in the Nine Ladies Stone Circle in the Peak District, tells the story of a bumbling wizard chasing an angelic entity that treads the line between vision, monument and reality. Constantly searching for the ‘Halo’ and never quite reaching it, the wizard starts to lose sight of what he is seeking, and for what reason he’s seeking it.

Cai says about the track:Halo is a kind of love song to good people and that never ending chase to be the best version of yourself”

Filled with crisp hooks and quick-witted storytelling, Blood Wizard’s debut album ‘Western Spaghetti’ is an album that has a predominant folk undertone, whilst also expertedly navigating through various textures and dark melodies. There’s an atypicality to the songs’ structures, a tightening and loosening – like breathing – between harder-edged sounds and more softly acoustic wanderings. An album that came together through working on it progressively and without a set deadline in mind, it has ignited Cai’s love for songwriting as well as given him a new sense of self.

Video Credits

Shot by Adrian Vitelleschi Cook

Costume Design & Art Direction by Faye Rita Robinson

Thank you to Verity Heald, Katie Bishop, Max Starbuck & Hermit Studio

Throughout the release, Blood Wizard builds their arrangement working on various delicate layers, stacked with crisp yet soft vocal tones that captivate the audience with the raw lyrics. Blood Wizard‘s strength is producing and maintaining compelling and addictive orchestrations. Whilst lyrically, the song-writing skills show maturity and meaning. Embracing this emotive anguish within the words, that anguish corresponds with the harmonies on offer all of which provide charismatic complexities.

The flawless album Western Spaghetti is the most complex yet edacious album. An entirely engrossing movement created throughout each of the 10 tracks, the album is best to be embraced in its entirety to understand the bold flow of this consuming record. Blood Wizard works this wizardy to create a flawless record filled with contrasting rhythmic explorations, tracks which emit this crucial urgency to those that slow the pace and meander through an unpredictable adventure.

BUY/STREAM the album here

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