Directed, shot and edited by Gary Mcquiggin of Welywyn Garden City, known for his work previously with The Pheromoans,The Bomber Jackets and Deerhoof, the film recalls James Broughton’s surrealist miniature The Pleasure Garden (1957).

Using a number of the same locations, the band appear, disappear and re-appear amongst and against the modern day remains of the ruins. Mcquiggin ups the ‘pleasurable strangeness’ of Broughton’s original with increasingly splenetic rhythmic cuts and visual non-sequiturs.

Sauna Youth are comprised of Richard Phoenix (drums, vocals), Lindsay Corstorphine (guitar), Jen Calleja (vocals, sampler) and Christopher Murphy (bass).

Their album Distractions was released on 8th June via Upset the Rhythm which you can order here

The new live dates include a show at Gullivers in Manchester on 5th July

Upcoming shows:
Thursday 2 July – York – The Fulford Arms
Friday 3 July – Leeds – Wharf Chambers with VEXX
Saturday 4 July – Glasgow – Old Hairdresser’s with VEXX
Sunday 5 July – Manchester – Gullivers with VEXX (afternoon show)

Sauna Youth/Monotony were guests on the Silent Radio show back in February. You can listen to the show here

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