O.R.k RELEASE VIDEO FOR FIRST EVER SONG ‘PYRE’
TAKEN FROM DEBUT ALBUM ‘INFLAMED RIDES’
TOUR KICKS OFF APRIL IN SUPPORT OF NEW ALBUM ‘SCREAMNASIUM’
Following on from the release of their newest album ‘Screamnasium’ in late 2022, we take you back to the very beginning with the first ever track penned by O.R.k.
Taken from O.R.k’s debut release Inflamed Rides (2015), ‘Pyre’ shares a sentimental space in the band’s heart. Aside from being the first song that the band completed together, it was also the first track that the world heard from the then new outfit. ‘Pyre’, along with the rest of the Inflamed Rides album benefits from an updated remix and remaster, and a long overdue reissue on both CD and limited edition blue vinyl.
The video, created by Nanà Oktopus Dalla Porta of Oktopus Productions allows space for an ambiguous interpretation, but is centralised around the theme of anonymity and the need to question the ideals of both leaders and followers, whatever their ideologies may be.
Colin Edwin, O.R.k bassist states :
“Pyre has always had a special place in the O.R.k. timeline as it was the first song we completed together, and also the first song we released to the wider world. As well as recognising and discovering our own musical chemistry, we were carried along by the very enthusiastic response to Pyre and the accompanying video on it's first release. As we've explored the music live, Pyre has frequently taken up a special point in our live sets, often expanding to a long and evolving peak moment.
The Pyre video features an ambiguous lead character, someone who appears to be somewhat of an outsider. The visuals invite multiple interpretations, is our man an outcast, shamed by his actions? or a prophet before his time, an independent voice refusing to conform, who the crowd have ignored at their own peril?”
The band will soon be embarking on a European tour alongside a date at London’s Indigo at the O2 for Prognosis festival. This will be the band’s first live shows since 2019’s ‘Ramagehead’ and will be a co-headline run with French contemporary Rock trio Lizzard
O.R.k live dates:
- 12th Wed Aschaffenburg DE Colos Saal
- 13th Thu Pratteln CH Z7
- 14th Fri Stuttgart DE Jugendhaus Mitte
- 16th Sun Eindhoven NL Effeenar – Prognosis Festival
- 18th Tue Milan IT Legend 54
- 19th Wed Rome IT Traffic
- 23rd Sun London GB Indigo at the O2 – Prognosis Festival
- 25th Tue Paris FR Backstage by the Mill
- 27th Thu Nantes FR Ferrailleur
- 28th Fri Madrid ES Rockville
- 29th Sat Barcelona ES Razzmatazz 3
- 6th Zoetermeer (NL) – De Boerderij