Video of the Moment #2180: Xylaroo

By on Thursday, 8th September 2016 at 6:00 pm

Intrepid sister duo Holly and Coco Chant, better known as the quirky London-based folk act Xylaroo, have just shared the video for their latest single ‘Track A Lackin”. The promo starts with a campy TV cowboy attempting to give video instruction for how to play the song, but his progress is quickly impeded by the interference of a black devil figure, whose presence symbolically represents the sinister undertones of what is musically a light and trippy tune. While the throwback-style video imagery is perhaps less than subtle, the song’s lyrics have a bit more depth. Younger sister Holly expands upon their meaning:

‘Track A’ Lackin” is about growing old, it’s about fears and regrets and finding yourself alone in the end. It is the sound of life rolling on with or without you, much like a train passing you by. If you sit there waiting for it you, just might miss it.

‘Track A Lackin” is taken from Xylaroo’s debut LP ‘Sweetooth’, which was released back in June via Sunday Best/PIAS. We at TGTF previewed the enchanting Chant sisters as part of our Live at Leeds 2016 coverage earlier this year, then featured them as our Bands to Watch #390 in July.


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