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Catchy Hetton-based band DENNIS have unveiled their video for Lifeline, the latest single to be taken from their third EP The Caroline. Alongside the wonderfully perky tune – that features everything from a semi-melancholic hook to a danceable beat and some cheeky brass crescendos – the video takes a look at the faded glory of an old miners’ welfare hall, where you can find everything from flowery china and bubble cuts to raffle tickets and cheese and sausage on cocktail sticks.

David Smith of Sapien Records told us more about the concept of the clip: “The video is a dry-humour representation of DENNIS and the band’s colliery town heritage. It was filmed in our miner’s welfare hall rehearsal space in the style of most DENNIS shows which features buffet, bingo, raffle and a meat draw.”

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“The video is also a doff of the cap to the value of community centres,” David continued. “To some people, these are the lifeline of the village, the social hub which ingrains and preserves a community spirit – values which if not supported could easily disappear. As such, our local miners’ welfare hall has found itself on hard times and if it were to close the effect would be felt across the community. In a bid to help raise funds, we’re playing a fundraising event on Sunday 6th June at the Easington Lane Workmen’s’ Club.”

You can find out more about the gig and how to support the club on DENNIS’ Facebook page. In the meantime though, have a gander at the thoroughly enjoyable video for Lifeline and look out for the appearance of the world’s most underwhelming streamers at the end of the clip…

You can watch the video for Lifeline below:

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