VIDEO NEWS: Hacktivist Reveal Video For ‘Hate’
Ever wondered what band members get up to when they aren’t travelling across the world playing shows? Hacktivist give us a glimpse into their everyday lives with their video for Hate.
Filmed by bassist Josh Gurner on an “almost £10” budget and during the members’ days off and lunch breaks, the video offers an insight into their lives outside of the band.
“Lyrically, Hate deals with the phenomenon of the simmering jealousy that manifests itself as online bile when people see what they perceive as a glimpse of “success”. I wanted to address that in the video, and also add a twist on the idea that we’re living in an age where people seem to get the majority of their entertainment from a stylised version of ‘reality’, and even the most low-level ‘famous’ person exists publicly as a idealised version of themselves.
“Hopefully anyone watching the video will see something they relate to, and maybe makes someone think twice before hating on blokes in bands who’re just doing stuff to add colour to their own existences. Also we hope it creates a more personal connection with fans of the band, and maybe instills in them a feeling that they could follow their passion too, as we’re all just regular people at the end of the day.”
Hacktivist are currently on the road with Issues before they make an appearance at Slam Dunk Festival this weekend. Catch them at one of the following dates:
Tue 24th – CARDIFF – Y Plas
Wed 25th – LONDON – Koko
Thu 26th – MANCHESTER – Ritz
Fri 27th – GLASGOW – Garage
Tue 31st – SOUTHAMPTON – Engine Rooms
The quintet have also been confirmed for this year’s Reading & Leeds Festival.
Hacktivist’s debut album Outside The Box is out now via UNFD, available in both digital and physical formats.