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Watch SHVPES’ Video For 1984-Inspired Song ‘Two Minutes Of Hate’

Andy Biddulph
Andy Biddulph 25 July 2016 at 16.55


Today, we're premiering SHVPES' video for aggressive, spiky new track 'Two Minutes Of Hate'.

"This song is inspired by George Orwell's 1984," explains frontman Griffin Dickinson.

"In his book, the 'Two Minutes of Hate' is a daily event in which all the members of this closed off community are rounded up and placed into a theatre, to watch as their arch nemesis appears on screen to preach against 'their' regime. Everyone in the theatre loses it and has uncontrollable outbursts of rage for two minutes every day. When the time is up, they walk out the theatre having got it all out of their systems and continue on, to be controlled by TV screens.

I thought this was pretty relevant in today's day and age. It seems every time you open a newspaper, turn on the TV or look on social media, we've got a new nicknamed, caricature of an arch nemesis for everyone to direct their hate at.

"Often they're just pawns in a much bigger game of distraction. With lyrics like "you'd give fame to a pedestal, nickname it unforgettable" this song explores the idea that everything you read in the media isn't exactly what it seems; sometimes you're just shooting at pawns."

'Two Minutes Of Hate' is taken from SHVPES' debut album ‘PAIN. JOY. ECSTASY. DESPAIR.’, which is out on October 14 via Search And Destroy / Spinefarm.

The band will support Asking Alexandria in the UK next month.


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