SPIDER ROCKETS RELEASE THEIR FIRST OFFICIAL VIDEO, "GOING DOWN," TODAY
Friday, 13 September 2013 06:25
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Sept 13, 2013

SPIDER ROCKETS RELEASE THEIR FIRST OFFICIAL VIDEO, "GOING DOWN," TODAY.

The video release marks new upcoming tour dates for Spider Rockets

After their first foray into video land with “Scream” (a montage of studio production footage and live clips from the group’s dates on Van’s Warped Tour) two years ago, Spider Rockets has picked today, Friday the 13th to release “Going Down.” “You know that something’s going down on Friday the 13th…. It might as well be us!” jokes singer, Helena Cos. The song lyrics play off the sexual and hostile interpretations suggested by the track’s title, often walking a very fine line between the two. “I wanted the listeners to make up their own minds which way I’m leaning when I’m singing, ‘When you come here you’re going down’,” admits Helena.

The video weaves around vintage black and white footage to add a bit of levity into what is otherwise far from a funny song. This idea was inspired by videos from other legendary rock bands like Ratt’s “You’re in Love,” Iron Maiden’s “Run to the Hills,” and Metallica’s “One,” the latter’s infusion of black and white clips being arguably less humorous.

“We were also on a budget and knew we’d have to fill some frames,” admits guitarist John Nap, “and it’s amazing how much they were asking us to pay for some other common rights ‘free’ footage that never made the video, like clips of Betty Boop and Popeye!”

“Going Down” can be seen starting today on the band’s official YouTube page.