Up Go The Warning Signs


Lo fi mob showcase new song ahead of album release

Ahead of the release of their third album ‘Death Defying Tricks’, Varvara have released a new video for their latest single ‘Warning Sign’. The forthcoming album ‘Death Defying Tricks’ was mixed by one of Sweden’s best known sons of sonic debauchery and excitement, Pelle Gunnerfeldt (The Hives, Refused, Fireside). Pelle’s mixes for the album bring sharply into focus Varvara’s innate sense of melody and energy.

‘Warning Sign’ demonstrates a move forward from the band: a lush horn led arrangement coupled with strong lyrical themes and a well crafted song structure adding more depth to the band’s trademark garage sound. The super lo-fi, self-deprecating music video demonstrates –from a one take/person view– how our daily routines can drive us to the edge and over.

Varvara comment on the meaning of their video:
“With the music video we wanted to underline the lyrics of the song that refer to getting tired of your routines and going to extremes to fix the daily pattern. The video goes for a real life look that focus on the emotions and thoughts the lead character goes through when he wakes up into a new day of “the same old same old”. To make it look natural and ”first person” we built a body rig for the actor to hold a phone right on his face using duct-tape, cardboard and a selfie stick..we shot it with one take. The result is quite the authentic first person shooter game with “man vs. reality” setup..  ”

In Hamina, Southeast Finland stands a statue of Varvara Schantin (1870-1941), who was born in Russia but became a native of the small town in later life. Schantin handed out food and refreshments to the ‘Reserviupseerikoulu’ (Reserve Officer Training Corps) before those soldiers had a possible date with destiny. Schantin’s good deeds afforded her a statue in Hamina, a spot where the band members used to hang out in their youth and the statue inspired their band’s name.




1. Sons
2. Caught
3. Warning Sign
4. Headlights
5. Human
6. No Reason
7. Shadow of Mistrust
8. Arrows
9. Since We Can’t Explain
10. Crossed My Mind



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