Driven Serious are a Punk Folk Rock band, from Durham (ish), as they put it themselves. Who are they? You ask… well the band is made up of Rob Jones ( Guitar and Vocals) , Tom Gregory-Smith (Violin), Cathy Geldard (Violin), Derek Heather (Drums), Tim Packer (Bass) who all create Driven Serious’s own style of folk music and feature on their debut music video.
Their track “Accidental Crimes” has a poetic sense and refined feel. The violins on the song give it a warmth and soothing feel alongside Rob’s rugged vocals that give the song depth. Their sound in some ways could be described as bespoke, due to the victorian feel backed by the design of their music video, yet it sounds fresh and new. It is also an emotive track with its striking lyrics “so come on and feel this, come on and sail it and come on and give it a chance to bloom”. In all “Accidental Crimes” is a reflective song that is beautiful and for music lovers who enjoy folk and appreciate stripped back music.
To go along with their track is their stunning music video created by Hampson Productions – it is well worth a watch even if you are not sure on the folk genre. It has a rustic feel and is a piece of art in itself. It features all of the band playing in a field under the english sun in victorian costume. I especially like how the video is mostly in sepia that gives it that historical feel.
If you enjoyed their song and the video you can see the band live in Sunderland on Sunday 24th at Mowbray Park, hopefully it will be a sunny day !