Watch: King Kong Company – Scarity Dan

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Having built up momentum via YouTube that saw them secure headline slots at Body&Soul and Electric Picnic, the visual element of King Kong Company’s craft has always been an integral part of their appeal. Ensuring they stick to that tried-and-tested track, the Waterford band have unveiled the masterfully disturbing video for their new single, ‘Scarity Dan’.

Directed by Jamie O’Rourke of Killer Rabbit Productions, the video – a curious take on the breaking point of the 9 to 5 worker  – “taps into something that might lurk deep within us all, something dangerous and unspeakable waiting to break loose. But even as the vile vapours bubble to the surface, there’s still room for a little smirk, shuffle and skank.”

‘Scarity Dan’ is the first single to be taken from the band’s forthcoming self-titled debut album, which is released on May 31. Check out the band’s forthcoming dates below.

June 3Vestrock Festival, Hulst, Netherlands
June 4: Vantastival Festival, Drogheda
June 11: B.A.R.E in the Woods Festival, Laois
June 24: Sea Sessions, Donegal
July 1: Day Tripper Festival, Waterford
July 14: Galway Arts Festival, The Roisin Dubh
July 22: Noztock Festival, Herefordshire, UK
July 31: Indiependence Festival, Cork
August 5: Sunflowers Festival, Co Down
September 30The Academy, Dublin

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