According to Paste, Mastersystem has released a music video for their single “Old Team.” The song itself was released in March of 2017, just months before singer Scott Hutchinson would be found dead at Port Edgar near Edinburgh, Scotland.
“This was Scott’s favorite tune on the record, and the spark that lit the paper that led to the whole Mastersystem album,” the band said in a statement. “It was always in our plans to be THE single off the record.” The footage from the video features the band performing live, with all scenes taken from the band’s first and tragically, last tour.
Text at the beginning of the video describes it as such: “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 all about, just a record, a band built from going back to how we all started, throwing riffs and chords around until it sounds something like a tune. No fuss.”
Hutchinson, who is best known for his work as the frontman for Frightened Rabbit, died earlier this year. He went missing on May 9 and was last seen at the Dakota Hotel in South Queensbury. His body was discovered a few days later in the area. He had a history of issues with depression and alarmed fans in 2016 when he posted several troubling messages to Twitter in 2016, declaring the band Frightened Rabbit a “farce” and
Mastersystem consisted of Hutchinson, his brother Grant (also of Frightened Rabbit), and the Lockey brothers Justin (Editors) and James (Minor Victories). They released one album in April of 2018, the excellent but deceptively-titled Dance Music.