Head into the studio with the band...

Asylums have sneaked out some home footage from the studio in the form of new video 'Platitudes'.

The band's new album 'Genetic Cabaret' is out on July 17th, and it finds the Southend rockers upping the ante once more.

New single 'Platitudes' is a helter-skelter banger, a succinct, concise punk-edged blaster that races out of the traps.

A sign of what's to come, it's been given a pretty-damn-cool video that takes fans directly into their world.

As open as Asylums have ever been, it features live footage, travel, and studio misadventures with the legendary Steve Albini.

Raiding their home video vault, the band are at their most revealing during the clip.

"It’s going to sound weird, but I initially wrote 'Platitudes' using an old 808 drum machine and a synth, I was listening to loads of electronic film music at the time because I wanted a more angular and dystopian feel for ‘Genetic Cabaret’ than our previous album 'Alien Human Emotions'," divulges frontman Luke Branch.

"By the time we started developing the track as a band this song was sped up to almost hysterical levels and the fuzz pedals came back out. Lyrically it's certainly influenced by some of the empty political messaging that was going on in early 2019 but spliced together with some topics present in the David Cronenberg, J. G. Ballard and Stephen King work I was obsessing over during its incubation..."

Tune in now.

Asylums new album 'Genetic Cabaret' will be released on July 17th through Cool Thing Records.

Photo Credit: Kana Waiwaiku

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