Crack Cloud’s video for “The Next Fix” is enrapturing and urgent

One of Canada’s most exciting bands are back with their best video yet.

May 03, 2019

Back in October of 2016, The FADER named Crack Cloud as one of Canada's 12 most promising punk bands. The profile and promise of the Vancouver-via-Alberta collective have only grown since then thanks in part to sensational live performances and an uncompromising aura.

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The band's new song and video "The Next Fix" has them moving away from the knotty post-punk of last year's excellent self-titled EP collection and into a looser, funkier sound. It works really well, especially with the stylish music video, which you can watch above. Members of the collective form unique pieces in a visual mood collage depicting the humanity of urban life in the fringes. It's full of heart and empathy without a trace of preachiness."

"We made 'The Next Fix' to remember the people we’ve lost to suicide and drug overdose," Crack Cloud said in an email. "This is Part One of the PAIN OLYMPICS series, made DIY by the Crack Cloud Collective. Modeled around harm reduction philosophy, we operate as a rehabilitative outlet for a revolving cast of artists based out of the West Coast and abroad. By providing asylum for the disenfranchised, we advocate for a culture of healing and greater intersectional connectivity."

Watch the video for "The Next Fix" above, and check out the band's upcoming European tour dates below.

Crack Cloud tour dates

May 8 – London, Secret Venue
May 09 – Brighton, The Great Escape
May 10 – Dublin, The Sound House
May 12 – Limerick, Dolans
May 14 – Liverpool, Shipping Forecast
May 15 – Edinburgh, Sneaky Pete's
May 16 – Leeds, Hyde Park Book Club
May 19 – Brussels, Botanique
May 28 – Köln, Bumann & Sohn
May 29 – Luxembourg, Rotondes
May 30 – Amsterdam, OT301
May 31 – Hilvarenbeek, Best Kept Secret
Jun 01 – Düdingen, Kilbi Festival
Jun 02 – Lyon, Periscope
Jun 04 – Ravenna, Beaches Brew
Jun 05 – Ljubljana, Kino Siska
Jun 06 – München, Folks
Jun 07– Nancy, Festival Stéréolithe
Jun 08 – Moers, Moers Festival
Jun 09 – Paris, Vilette Sonique
Jul 04 – Roskilde, Roskilde Festival
Aug 16 – St. Malo, La Route Du Rock
Aug 17 – Gdansk, Soundrive Festival
Aug 19 – Dresden, Groovestation
Aug 20 – Mainz, Schon Schön
Aug 21 – Utrecht, Kromme Harring
Aug 22 – Liege, Kultura
Aug 23 – Rotterdam, V11
Aug 24 – Gueret, Check In Party
Sep 01 – Larmer Tree Gardens, End Of The Road
Sep 03 – Manchester, YES
Sep 04 – Glasgow, Mono
Sep 05 – Leeds, Brudenell Social Club
Sep 07 – London, Studio 9294
Sep 10 – Lille, L'Aeronef
Sep 12 – Dijon, Le Vapeur
Sep 13 – Orleans, Hop Pop Hop Festival
Sep 14 – Poitiers, Less Playboy Is More Cowboy
Sep 15 – Leffinge, Leffingeleuren

Thumbnail photo by Jennilee Marigomen

Crack Cloud’s video for “The Next Fix” is enrapturing and urgent