Vanyaland Premiere: Radclyffe Hall ride through Boston in ‘OMG’, announce record release party


Allston’s Radclyffe Hall have been steadily making noise in Boston’s blossoming electro-pop scene, bringing a darker, more brooding sound to the genre’s often colorful blips, bleeps, and bloops. We’ve previously hyped the dual-drummer, dual-synth quartet’s first two singles, the infectious “Dare To Dream” and the throbbing “OMG,” and now the latter has an accompanying music video to help announce some pretty big news: Radclyffe Hall’s record release party goes down at Great Scott on September 28, a Vanyaland Presents bill that features the debut show from electro duo Orchids, — comprised of Nikki Dessingue (Doom Lover, Stereo Telescope) and DJ Leah V — and pop crooner Matthew Connor.

Sunday night is the new Saturday night.

…And Saturday night is every night in Radclyffe Hall’s black-and-white video for “OMG,” which was directed by Jess Barnthouse of Wicked Bird Media. It was shot fully on a GoPro Hero3+ Black Edition, and finds Radclyffe Hall front-woman and keyboardist Dhy Berry riding her scooter through Allston, cruising through Commonwealth and Brighton avenues while hitting the bars and looking out at the Boston skyline.

The song is about Berry’s reaction to news of her friend’s recent passing — and the simple refrain “OMG” — which gives the video,  showing the songwriter by herself, not communicating with anyone — a new sense of weight and meaning.

Oh, and there’s a $2 cameo, as well. Check it out below…

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