Triggerfinger have unveiled the official video for the song ‘That’ll Be The Day’, taken from the album ‘Colossus’ which was released in 2017 through Mascot Label Group. The video has been recorded by Koen Keppens and his team at the Bunker/Blockhaus on the beach of Leffrinckoucke, Pas-de-Calais in the North of France. You can see the outskirts of Dunkerque from there. Quite a sight!
Anonyme is a French artist from this region, who single-handedly back in 2014 covered this bunker/ blockhaus in mirrors. He calls it ‘Réfléchir’ (‘reflect’, ‘think’). It’s quite an amazing piece of work, an impressive chunk of 350m2 of concrete that has sunk into the sand over the years. Just one little piece of what the Nazis called ‘Atlantikwall’ when they were building a defense system in 1944 to keep the Allied Forces out of Europe.
Lost in the immense dunes of the Opal Coast, Anonyme turned this concrete bunker into a piece of art. About the bunker Anonyme comments “It makes you reflect, it makes you quiet, it makes you wonder about time and the past, in order to see the future more clear” says the artist. “This project is dedicated to our parents and grandparents, who have lived through those hard times, barely 80 years ago, and to those who, today, stand on this side of the channel and seeing their travels blocked by the English Channel and the authorities, people who have fled danger and are currently without a home, currently residing in a sort of purgatory on these very same shores. I dedicate this work to all people who engage in helping those people, here, there, everywhere”.
Triggerfinger did their press pictures to promote ‘Colossus’ around this exact bunker, so recording a clip was an obvious next step to them. The band comments “We’d love to thank the artist for letting us film around his piece of land-art.”.
The Belgian based trio (Ruben Block, vocals & guitar; Paul Van Bruystegem, bass; Mario Goossens, drums) have been exploding across Europe and have played an intensive 200 shows in the last 20 months, which also saw them support Muse on their sold out 50,000 capacity Stadium show in Aix-les-Bains, France and Park Live Festival in Russia.
Insatiable for the live stage they have opened for Red Hot Chili Peppers, The Rolling Stones (twice),Within Temptation, Thin Lizzy, Clutch, Big Sugar and Therapy? They were asked to step in atPinkpop to replace the mighty Foo Fighters who pulled out with Dave Grohl injured and they’ve sold out the 8000 capacity Vorst in Brussels, the Paradiso in Amsterdam an impressive 10 times as well as the6000 capacity Heinkenen Music Hall. They also performed in the boxing ring during the Heavyweight title fight between Wladimir Klitschko (UKR) and Tony Thompson (USA) at Stade de Suisse in Bern, Switzerland which was broadcast across the world, including screens on Broadway – check out the performance here.
After four studio albums; Triggerfinger (2004), What Grabs Ya (2008), the Platinum selling Belgian #2All This Dancing Around (2010) – which included the #1 hit ‘I Follow Rivers’ that has had 30m+ combined Spotify plays/Youtube views and the Gold #1 By Absence of the Sun (2014), the collaboration with Wu Tang Clan’s Method Man on the stomping one off single ‘The One’ last year and the massive touring, it was time for a change. While writing COLOSSUS Triggerfinger wanted to add a few new flavors to the mix.