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Static Dress premiere new video for ‘sober exit(s)’ and announce new EP

"The song itself circles around the idea of your mind creating scenarios which do not actually exist," says frontman Olli Appleyard

By Hannah Ewens

Static Dress pose for a photoshoot
Static Dress are back with a new single and EP (Picture: Press)

Since their debut single ‘Clean’ dropped in 2019, Static Dress have amassed an obsessive following. Now Rolling Stone UK can exclusively announce the Leeds four-piece are treating fans with the video for ‘sober exit(s)’, the first single from their upcoming EP.

The track’s claustrophobic video, directed by frontman Olli Appleyard and partially shot through a fish eye lens, shows Static Dress performing as inverted versions of themselves. The red, white and black aesthetic and Appleyard’s matador look underlines the band’s music: giving post-hardcore a refreshing update.

Appleyard explained that ‘sober exit(s)’ is exactly what fans and new listeners can expect from their next project.

“The song itself circles around the idea of your mind creating scenarios which do not actually exist; ‘the perfect dream world’ – centred around the idea of living by empty promises and false hope,” he said.

Their EP ‘Prologue…’ is set for release on December 3rd 2021. Prologue… will be accompanied by a comic book illustrated by Tanya Kenny and written by Appleyard. The comic book is intended to be read while listening to the EP as its soundtrack.

It’s the latest release from the group this year, following on from ‘sweet’ which arrived in June.

Describing their journey so far, they told Kerrang! last year: “Success is being able to make an impact that people remember, even after you’ve gone. That’s what matters to me the most – the fact that what you do can change someone for the better, that you’re able to provide something they didn’t have before. Something they needed – or they might not even have known they needed.”