Today, Rubber Oh, the new band put together by Sam Grant from Pigs x 7, releases their latest single, “Hyperderive Fantasy” taken from their debut album, Strange Craft (Rocket Recordings) out 3rd June. Pre-order the album HERE.
Sam Grant explains, “Hyperdrive Fantasy is a song about a daydreamer. Life has them bound to their sofa, but their imagination takes them on cosmic journeys, across solar systems and galaxies, and to the farthest reaches away from their existential self.” He continues, “The video is a play on that imagination, with overtly unreal models and scenery, centered around the rocket that journeys into the depths of space. It’s in no hurry, has no destination, but just floats through the cosmos in an imagined, blissful escapism.”
Describing the complexity of making such a technical video, he says, “We made the video using 10 meters of black paper, painted it, wrapped it around two poster tubes, and stuck on a motor to turn it like a treadmill. Then, using our Blue Peter skills we modeled our toilet roll tubes and went into space…”
Strange Craft is a deliriously tuneful sci-fi-tinged psych-pop. Mapping out a retro-futuristic trajectory that stretches from the wide-eyed travails of the late-’60s through to the hard-edged mind expansions of the 21st century, this collection of warped interstellar voyages is intent on taking the scenic route across the cosmic continuum.
Rubber Oh live dates:
Thu 02 Jun 2022 – Manchester, YES
Fri 03 Jun 2022 – London, The Lexington
Sat 04 Jun 2022 – Newcastle, The Cluny 2