Finiflex – Suilven (Video Premiere)
Watch the new video for Suilven by Edinburgh duo Finiflex
Edinburgh duo Finiflex have recently released the digital version of their long-awaited album Suilven with the record due its physical release from 22 June via the band’s own label, Finiflex Recordings. To coincide with the album’s physical release date, The Skinny are delighted to be premiering the accompanying video for its title track, which you can watch in the above player. If it’s not displaying properly, click here.
Suilven has a delightful downtempo swagger to it and the video pairs the duo’s usual mix of super cool layered visuals with an element of live performance. “Having Suilven as the title track to the album was an easy decision – chugging; throbbing; rising; a love song,” one half of the duo, John Vick tells us. “Taking its name from the towering and majestic mountain located in the heart of the Sutherlands – the walk to this great grey pillar of beauty takes as long as the hike up to its summit.
“My love for the North West of Scotland has always been strong,” Vick continues, “from magical childhood trips to creative exercises in music, to Suilven. As with all the albums I have written, Suilven has taken time. Time to think, time to create, time to build and time to deliver.
“For anyone that’s ever climbed a mountain, the most common route of ascent starts at the base – surveying the surroundings; preparing for the climb; organising the team; checking all that is to be taken on the journey; always being mindful of not only the ascent , but also to be ready for the descent too. The joy. The pain. And the hope that endures throughout. This is exactly what Suilven represents for me. Starting fresh at the beginning, the base, and knowing that whatever the weather, whatever the hazards in this unique and unchartered genre-free expedition, conditions are always perfect. The future is Finiflex.”
Finiflex's Davie Miller adds: “It’s been a long time coming but we are incredibly proud of Suilven. We have had a lot of fun making it especially at our 6am recording sessions. It was important to us that we had fun making it. It’s the music of our lives and very much looks to the future. Suilven you are loose.”
Suilven is out now digitally and available on vinyl from 22 Jun via Finiflex Recordings