Video Premiere: Robyn G Shiels – This Deathly Charm


Back in May, Kilrea acoustic-doom conjurer par excellence Robyn G Shiels launched his exceptional second album, The Blood of the Innocents, at Belfast’s Black Box. Joined by an array of talented musician friends, Shiels delivered a masterful set, excavating dark and earthly truths, crystallising, once more, his reputation as one of the country’s very finest songsmiths and an tale-wielding artisan, informed by an acute perception of memory and desolation, of the highest order.

Three months on from that launch, we’re pleased to premiere Shiels’ latest video, for his track ‘This Deathly Charm’. Directed by Seamus Harahan, the video is sub-titled as “A song, a voice, a guitar, a sofa, a camera, two carry outs, some diesel and a taxi from north belfast, a film.”, very efficiently summing up the visual process.

Watch the video below and stream/buy The Blood of the Innocents via Bandcamp here.

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