The Band Explains: Astral Cloud Ashes - 'Grateful for the Ghost in our House' (Video)

Antony Walker of Jersey based alt rock outfit Astral Cloud Ashes talks us through  the ideas behind the band's very first music video, 'Grateful for the Ghost in our House'.

'Grateful for the Ghost in our House' is a thoughtful, engaging and melodic indie alt-rock offering that features on the band's debut album, 'Too Close to the Noise Floor'.

Astral Cloud Ashes Explains:
Where was the video filmed?
We filmed The verses in a Woodland in Dartmoor, and the Chorus’s in Tim (our video producer - and friend’s) Living Room in Bristol with a GreenScreen.

How does the video compliment the song?

It's equally as chaotic!

The chorus is dominated by a melee of colours and animated phenomena, which is the best way I can think of describing the actual chorus to the song.

Any behind the scenes stories?

We wanted a Celtic Swirl Symbol to feature in the video somewhere, (because I had been using that as a band logo for Astral Cloud Ashes for a little while) and were planning to draw this band logo design in some green moss or something organic in the woods to film. The weird thing was, when we arrived on location we discovered that the symbol was already etched perfectly into some moss in the exact area we chose to shoot.

It wasn’t like it was a bit like the symbol we were planning to draw; it was literally the exact same design, I thought that was a bit spooky I mean, what are the chances?

Tell us about the ideas/ themes/ imagery used?
There are general themes of ghostly appearances which reference the lyrics, and imagery created with video Footage gathered on a trip to Bristol Zoo which we over-layed with more gathered footage of places I remember from living in Cheltenham.

What is the message the video is trying to convey?
It’s mostly my interpretation of the song, which is the story of getting older, and being haunted by the ghosts of your past.

Interview feature by Karla Harris