Local rock band The Torn launch new video

Gainsborough band The Torn have just released a music video for their song 'A Thousand Leeches'
Gainsborough band The Torn have just released a music video for their song 'A Thousand Leeches'

POPULAR Gainsborough rockers The Torn have launched a brand new music video online.

The video for ‘A Thousand Leeches’ is now live on the band’s website and on Youtube.

Filmed at the Beckingham Willow Works, the video features The Torn (Damian Dalton-Smith, Nick Berry, TJ Taylor and Ben Mullins) alongside some very special guests - Paul McCaig, Alan Malone, Max Downes and Ali Smith plus models played by Gainsborough sisters Emma and Sarah Carter.

The band’s singer and guitarist Damian Dalton-Smith (who is also the son of country and western duo The Daltons and the brother of comedy actress Sheridan Smith from Epworth - best known as the star of BBC’s Two Pints Of Lager And A Packet Of Crisps) says that the video is quite an ambitious affair.

“It’s a tongue-in-cheek take on Dragon’s Den because it’s a song about greed,” said Damian.

“We took about 33 hours of footage and then painstakingly edited that down into a three minute song.” Damian says that the video has already been getting a very positive response.

“We had a screening at one of our gigs in Doncaster to a packed house and we were really pleased that it went down so well,” he said. “We’ve had some amazing feedback.”

Guitarist Nick Berry also designed, directed and edited the shoot.

“We have a strong DIY ethos in the band,” he said.

“As we already recorded and released our own music, doing our second video is an extension of that.

You can watch the video by searching for ‘The Torn - A Thousand Leeches’ on Youtube.com or head over to www.thetorn.co.uk or www.myspace.com/thetornuk.

The Torn also play The White Lion pub on West Street in Retford on Friday 21st December at 8.30pm.