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Video Premiere: The Cat Empire's 'Barricades' is an experimental, funk-filled groove

The new single offers something quite different from the band's previous recent releases. 

With The Cat Empire's forthcoming album Stolen Diamonds due for release in February, the Aussie faves have continued their promise of releasing a new single each month, today dropping the accompanying music clip for 'Barricades'.

The single is perhaps the most experimental effort we've seen from Stolen Diamonds, weaving between subtle, intricate melodies and horn-driven, reggae funk. Discordant keys meet bellowing vocals, giving a slightly ominous vibe propelled by the power of the band's rhythm section. Mirroring the fluctuating energy of the single, the accompanying film clip for 'Barricades' sees a 360-degree camera whirring wildly around the band as the melody peaks.

“'Barricades' is by far one of the most intricate and experimental songs on the album. On one hand, it’s very, very dubby and hard-hitting," said co-lead vocalist Felix Riebl of the single.

"Then on the other, it’s got this Miles Davis-like quality to it with the horns on it. This is another fantastic track written by Harry that’s one of the heaviest on the album.”

Check out the film clip for 'Barricades' below: 

Stolen Diamonds is out on Friday February 15, 2019. Pre-order the album here