Posted on by Oran

Rising Dublin Hardcore crew, LaVein continue to flex their brutal strength with the latest single, and video debut, ‘Crash the Gates’ ahead of their UK debut at Bloodstock Open Air this coming weekend.


The Dublin five piece release their long awaited debut video for ‘Crash the Gates’ directed by Andrew Holohan and vocalist Peter Cooney, with Cian Flanagan as Director of Photography.

The video was shot on location at Iconic Offices’ Masonry Building on Thomas Street in Dublin city centre.

The video for ‘Crash the Gates‘, from the bands ‘Fine Failure‘ E.P., captures the chaos of the track and intensity of LaVein’s live show watch below:

Lyrically the song is about self reflection and discovery, fighting to break through a pattern of negative thinking to reveal a much more positive outlook and accepting imperfections. The song brings the listener on that journey of introspection from the opening line right through to the proclamation that the “pain” that has been “admired” has now died.

Speaking of the track, vocalist Peter Cooney says: “My approach to the video was to push my creativity and recreate the frantic nature of how my brain used to function. It was also unusual for me to be on the other side of the camera, but thanks to the crew they made me feel incredible comfortable.”

On this exploration we are presented with vocalist Peter Cooney’s theological and existential crises and his struggle to overcome these thought patterns to create a greater sense of mental well being.

Pic – Down The Barrel Photography.

The video, shot by Cian Flanagan, represents the internal conflict found within the lyrics of ‘Crash the Gates‘. The technical imperfections, and hyper-paced editing are a vivid portrayal of the riotous thought patterns experienced by LaVein’s vocalist. The director’s use of colour further expands on the lyrical themes with over saturated hues being, not only visually arresting, but allowing the viewer to experience the various changes of mood that are occurring, whilst the black and white creates a much more intimate connection.

LaVein are:
Peter Cooney – Vocals

Jamie Coombs – Guitar

Conor Molloy – Guitar

Rossa Molloy – Bass

Lachlan Hill – Drums

Live Dates:
August 13th – Bloodstock Open Air, Walton-on-trent, Derbyshire
August 24th – Whelans, Dublin w/Burner & Worn Out
August 25th – Fred Zeppelins, Cork w/Burner & Worn Out
August 26th – Dolan’s, Limerick w/Burner & Worn Out
September 6th – The Grand Social, Dublin w/Whores

Oran O’Beirne

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