words: Kat Harding
The London-based Kero Kero Bonito are back with a new video for “Only Acting” off their recently released TOTEP EP. The song is a departure from their normal electronic M.O., this time featuring drums, bass, and guitar. The video feels like a homemade acting audition tape and we see vocalist Sarah Midori Perry goofing around, acting by herself, rolling on the floor. The scene cuts to the band performing, but to who? The room is full of empty chairs. Mid-song the pop punk vibe breaks and distortion takes over, while Perry’s soothing voice cuts through the noise. The end of the song skips and lurches forward, the video darting between static, a smiling Perry, and the performance shots. It’s mesmerizing and unsettling - is everything okay in the end?