Posted on October 26 2020
Shot, edited and produced within 24 hours, the 'Bardo Thodol' video sees Helicon at their most sinister
Right at the start of year, Glasgow's finest psychdelic headcases, Helicon, released their second album 'This Can Only Lead To Chaos'. Described by the band as a fierce "rejection of mediocrity and mundanity" that was bolstered by a (now all the more apt) attitude inspired by a deeply-rooted "spirit of rebellion that things can be better, and having the fucking balls to make it happen". With Halloween just around the corner, the band are back one again with a suitably chilling new video for 'Bardo Thodol'.
Originally lifted from the 'This Can Only Lead To Chaos' LP, 'Bardo Thodol' takes its name from the Tibetan Book of The Dead and is a piece of dark, sitar-ified psych-rock that's awash with walls of fuzz. The track is now paired with an improvised video by Walkerandwilliam which was all shot, edited and produced in Glasgow in the space of 24 hours. You can check it out below.
As a result of Covid, Helicon may have been forced to cancel eagerly-anticipated tour-dates around the UK and Europe but that doesn't mean they've not been keeping themselves busy. As well as this new video, at present they've been working on upwards of 30 demos and also recently wrapped up filming and recording a Fuzz Club Session LP, which we'll hopefully be able to reveal the details of very, very soon. Until then, make sure you go and give the new video and this year's 'This Can Only Lead to Chaos' a spin in the meantime. We're all sold out of vinyl copies our end but you can find some floating about online!