90’s kids, this one’s for you. The humble ‘VHS’; once a mystical oblong conveyor of your favourite Disney classics, now deemed ‘retro’ and will cost you an arm and a leg to buy in a backstreet boutique. Poking light-hearted fun at these societal trends, are Bristol newcomers, Saloon Dion, with their latest jovial ear-worm.
Mimicking the spring in your step after an ‘I just traded a month’s savings for this vintage garm’ moment (admit it, we’ve all been there), strutting bass paves the way for the track’s satirical scene. Fitting George Michael, diamantes and Yorkshire Terriers into the same breath, the single is a mocking trip down memory lane. Polishing off the post-punk with sporadic guitars and scrappy vocals, ‘VHS’ is a hard-nosed bop that’ll have you questioning your spur of the moment purchases.
Shedding light on the track, the band divulge: “Inspired by a scene in the TV series, ‘Better Call Saul’, ‘VHS’ is a tongue-in-cheek observation of our modern society. Its lyrics aim to personify excessive materialism and illuminate the methods by which advertisement companies try to market their product as an extension of YOU.”
A fun-loving exploit of a deep-rooted issue, Saloon Dion acknowledge the toils of life with a pinch of salt. We could all do with taking a leaf out of their book and ‘VHS’ is a good place to start.
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