Heavy Rapids – Going Down (Video Premiere)

Watch the music video for Going Down by Glasgow four-piece Heavy Rapids

Video by Music Team | 19 Feb 2019

In line with the punk resurgence of late via bands like IDLES, Fontaines D.C., Shame and The Murder Capital to name but a few, Glasgow’s Heavy Rapids are readying themselves for a big 2019. Having only just formed in 2017, the four-piece have already played the likes of TRNSMT and Electric Fields with further festivals planned for this year including Glasgow’s Stag & Dagger on 5 May.

Produced by BABY STRANGE’s Johnny Madden, Heavy Rapids’ latest single Going Down, released on 18 January is raw and punchy, clocking in at not even two-and-a-half minutes. "Going Down draws inspiration from a conspiracy regarding the false supplied information about the brace position which is shown on airline emergency landing cards," snarling frontman Dillon Squire says of the single’s inspiration. "Studies by physicians have shown that this position could actually result in instant death, which would mean the airline don’t have to pay out as much cash compensation. It’s pretty disrespectful to the public who are paying expensive costs to fly, at the risk of their life."

'May I have your attention please / Please place your head between your knees' growls Squire in the single’s opening bars. The accompanying music video for Going Down, shot by Cameron Brisbane and filmed in Glasgow at the start of February when the temperatures plummeted across the country, features the band playing in a more traditional setting spliced with cuts of them working on their golf skills. "Our video for Going Down expresses our time spent together as a band – we don’t always play golf but we have a good time. Also, we didn’t really have the budget to get inside an aircraft, we hope you appreciate that."

The Skinny are delighted to be premiering the music video for Going Down which you can watch in the above YouTube player (click here if it's not displaying correctly).

Going Down is out now; Heavy Rapids play Live at Leeds Festival, Leeds, 4 May; Stag & Dagger, Glasgow, 5 May; Camden Rocks Festival, London, 1 Jun