Video Premiere: Group Zero – We Need Water


Last October, Belfast-based musician Cathal Cully, AKA Group Zero, unveiled the sublime Everyone’s Already Come Apart. Released via Touch Sensitive, the five-track album melded muted psychedelia with loose, electronic experimentalism that brightened some brilliant corners. While each track rewarded, ‘We Need Water,’ proved an outright peak. Across six minutes, the subtle interactions between backwashed samples with piano, synth, and muted drum machine patterns burrow deep.

Today, we’re pleased to present a first look at Belfast-based artist and filmmaker Benén Dillon’s video for the single. Shot on location in Mayo at the annual cliff-diving competition, it was filmed during the counties’ collective hangover from the All-Ireland Senior Football Final as the legendary curse continued. A real audio-visual one-off and no mistake. Delve in below.

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