HMLTD are one of the most musically confounding and interesting looking new bands in London right now. A DIY six-piece from the south of the city, over the past year they’ve gained a cult following on the back of a couple of singles which combined razor-sharp post-punk with glam and industrial influences.
The video for their chaotic third single "To The Door" — premiering above — is directed by Jenkin Van Zyl, and takes in glam rock, sci-fi, and spaghetti western-style imagery. Front man Henry Spychalski, with hair slicked back like Thin White Duke-era Bowie, starts the video dressed like a BDSM cowboy before hopping on top of a bucking bronco flanked by ghosts straight out of a fun fair haunted house. Speaking to The FADER via email, the band said: "It’s time to zoom out. The picture is widening. As the image focuses, you begin to see the filth that lines its margins.”
HMLTD play London's Scala on May 3.