Ohmme, the Chicago-based duo of Sima Cunningham and Macie Stewart, amalgamate the aggressive and the meditative on their bold debut full-length album, Parts, out now on Joyful Noise Recordings.
Today, they announce a European tour in February 2019, including UK shows in Leeds, Glasgow, Birmingham, London, Bristol and Brighton.
They've also unveiled the new video for "Water", directed by Anahid Yahjian, who gives some background:
"The video for "Water" is a collage of unused footage from my own archives--including an old shoot with a college-aged Sima in Yerevan's iconic Kond pedestrian tunnel. She and I first met in the creative scene there, and it will always be the strongest link between us; there just had to be a way to work that footage in.
"Everything was shot in places--Armenia, Lebanon and California's Imperial Valley--that are seeped in urban decay caused by political, military and economic violence. Riffing off the track's lyrics, I pieced it all together to construct an abstract post-apocalyptic world where a handful of humans live underground, while animals reign supreme in the wild, ruined landscape above them. The editing process really brought all the seemingly disparate footage together; images shift and distort as the song expands and contracts. I wanted to make it as immersive and hypnotic as possible."
The band also say of the song:
“We visualized the song as a grade-school science experiment— throwing oil and water and sand into a glass together and watching those elements separate out and swirl past each other. It's a fun challenge to keep your head and voice light and easy while your arms are working away at this aggressive guitar rhythm.”