Filmed within walking distance of Cold War Night Life Towers, in Highgate Cemetary, this video from Melaina Chole features a soundtrack based on waves of endless feedback. It marks a change for the Aux Animaux songstress, Godze Duzer; leaning into territory otherwise occupied by acts like Sun O))) and Anna von Hauswolff – both inspirations for the debut EP from the project.
The witch pin of the title is the thorn of the Blackthorn tree, which was believed to have been used by the Devil to take pricks of blood from His followers. There is an air of pain, longing, and despair in the track’s dark ambience. The delerium of angst finds a way through the Nordic melancholy. The Groke is among us.