For those who don’t know, barbiturates, the title of Get Inuit’s newest release, are depressants that focus on the central nervous system producing effects such as sedation and anesthesia among others. The video introduces three characters, mainly focusing on the first two, who appear to live somewhat mundane lifestyles. One portrays a miserable janitor at a school and the other a melancholic housewife who is bound to a routine. However, when songwriter Jamie Glass breaks into the spirited chorus for “Barbiturates” the characters take a wild turn revealing a new side of them that might have been seemingly subdued.
The meager janitor fancies leather and toys in his BDSM themed “torture” room. The housewife, bored to tears and fed up, decides to murder her husband doing so in an enthusiastic bloody rage. Their personalities reveal a drastic shift that had perhaps been suppressed by the inference of the song title. The four piece from Kent match the mood of the tune with its ups and downs, highs and lows and Glass’ juvenilely powerful voice creates an interesting juxtaposition between a youthful sound with mature subject matter.
2017 is already off to a great start for this band and I’ll be anxiously awaiting their next move. Until then check them out on tour:
12th – O2 Academy, Oxford
15th – Clwb Ifor Bach, Cardiff
17th – The Sugarmill, Stoke on Trent
18th – Rescue Rooms, Nottingham