New East Digital Archive

Rags: Kiev art collective Gorsad x French punk trio Gothking

22 May 2017

Check out the first ever music video by French psych-goth punk act Gothking, made in collaboration with provocative Ukrainian art trio Gorsad.

Shot entirely on mobile phones and VHS cameras, the video for Gothking’s debut single Rags sees the band team up with Gorsad – a Kiev-based, three-person art collective – to reflect on some of the issues plaguing youth today: contraception, Tinder and promiscuity meet streetwear and skateboards.

After forming just last year, Gothking got their big break when they were noticed by Estonian rapper Tommy Cash, who now invites the group to warm up the crowd when he plays venues such as Le Badaboum in Paris or The Garage in London.

Find out more about Gorsad as part of The Calvert Journal’s Kiev city report.