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High Tension Start A Female Fight Club In Their New Clip For “Bully”

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When they’re not melting faces with their brutal brand of hardcore punk, Melbourne’s High Tension are pushing a powerful message. In the intense new clip for the title track off the band’s second album, Bully, female empowerment is the name of the game as fiery frontwoman Karina Utomo leads a don’t-fuck-with-us gang of women before showing them taking one another on in an all-girl underground fighting ring. Okay, okay, we know we’re breaking the first rule here, but this is one fight club worth talking about.

​“T​he underlying theme of the song and the video is about conquering fear relating to the feminine struggle; it references themes around social aggression and negative connotations (that are unfortunately) part of this struggle,” Utomo says of the clip. “The intention is to execute a powerful video with only women, to create a sense of empowerment without being blatantly literal/typical. The goal of the video is about conquering that fear, conquering ‘bullies’, including our own personal bully. We want to show that women are strong, powerful and tough as shit despite any physiological and psychological limitations.”

Pick up a copy of the latest BLUNT to read our feature on High Tension, and suss out the clip for “Bully” below.

Bully is out now through Double Cross/Cooking Vinyl Australia.

High Tension Tour Dates

Sat Jul 11th – Howler, Melbourne (18+)
with I Exist, Outright, and YLVA
Tix: moshtix.com.au
Fri Jul 17th – Crowbar, Brisbane (18+)
with King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard, 100%, and Pissed On
Tix: oztix.com.au
Sat Jul 18th – Newtown Social Club, Sydney (18+)
with Mere Women, Narrow Lands, and MSV BCP
Tix: newtownsocialclub.com


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