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Watch: Mastersystem “Old Team” Video

Nov 05, 2018

For any fan of Scott Hutchison and Frightened Rabbit, the just shared "Old Team" video from Mastersystem, Hutchison's group with Justin and James Lockey and his brother Grant, could be painful to watch. But it's important. The really fantastic Mastersystem album Dance Music was released last spring and the final single "Old Team will be released November 30th. All proceeds will be going to the Scott Hutchison foundation.

The footage of the video was shot during the first, and last Mastersystem tour. Here's what the band had to say about it: 

“This footage was shot during the first and last Mastersystem tour. The great thing about it is it just shows a bunch of fellas, having the best time, ripping the piss out of each other, laughing and doing some shows. There’s something fucking brilliant about this…something free of the pressure that bands can turn into…That’s what Mastersystem was about, just a record, a band built from going back to how we all started, throwing riffs and cords around until it sounds something like a tune. No fuss. 

 This was Scott’s favourite tune on the record, and the spark that lit the paper that led to the whole Mastersystem album. It was always in our plans to be THE single off the record. 

 We’re very fucking proud of it, which is why we’re honouring our original plans to put it out. It will not be a thing to propel Mastersystem forward into new places, but serve as a monument to all involved and to all that listened….That we made a class record we all believe in.

 Cheers for listening. Justin, Grant, James and Nick.”