The Boxing Plot caused quite a stir when they released their video for Geist back in September. Appearing to many out of almost thin air and armed with only a handful of recordings online, they managed to secure a slot at HWCH and since then have been popping up all over the place: getting into the winning ten artists of the Budweiser Future Sounds competition, scoring a top-five place in the AMA Talent Search as well as playing the Whelan’s Ones To Watch festival last week.
When the video first premièred, I was honestly baffled because this was a band that I had seen supporting The Riptide Movement in the woeful Academy 2 way back in 2010, but they simply seemed like a different outfit altogether. This is an incredibly positive observation, however, as I do recall being rather underwhelmed at the time. That said, The Boxing Plot seem to have found their feet, honing their sound and have come on in leaps and bounds.
Now they’re back with another video, this time for a song entitled Heidecker, a name inspired by American comedian Tim Heidecker, although I have been assured that the song is not actually about the man himself. Instead it is the video which pays homage to him, in that it’s really rather gross. The song itself was recorded in Sun Studios with Mick Heffernan and mastered by Fergal Davis and is a solid indie-pop offering with a strong bassline and unique vocals that at times remind me a little of Hamilton Leithauser (The Walkmen.)
It’s available from iTunes now, and you can stream it below along with the video.
[Disclaimer: if you are, like me, abhorred by the sight of baked beans, please, for the love of God, do not watch this video unprepared.]