THE WOMBATS Unveil Intriguing Video for ‘Lemon To A Knife Fight’
The Wombats release visuals for smashing single Lemon To A Knife Fight of their forthcoming fourth record, Beautiful People Will Ruin Your Life.
The glittering new offering builds on the known and loved aspect of The Wombats antics, but seems to take on a darker flair than previously seen from the band.
Frontman Matthew Murphy stated that:
‘Lemon To A Knife Fight’ came around after my wife and I had a huge argument on Mulholland Drive. I’d been watching tons of David Lynch too, the song just kind of fell out of me.
And seemingly it wasn’t just the lyrics that was took on a little Lynch cynicism.
Embarking on a journey into the cinematic effort of the visuals, the gloom and doom is prevalent from first tone.
Speaking of his inspiration, director Finn Keenan explains:
The idea for this video came from the line in the brief ‘David Lynch meets Power Rangers’. I wanted to make something that started off dark, surreal and little bit disturbing but then flip it on its head with a big ole’ twist that led to a ludicrous ending. These hunters do this every month, but this time they picked the wrong werewolf. I wanted the viewer to feel such sympathy for the main character, and such disgust for her captors that when the tables turn it’s quite the satisfying romp! I wanted it to have a deep-South America vibe so naturally we shot it slap bang in the middle of nowhere in Ireland, in my tiny hometown Cavan, which surprisingly made for a pretty convincing backdrop!
Beautiful People Will Ruin Your Life is due to be released on February 9th 2018 via Kobalt Music Recordings.
The Wombats will tour the UK through March 2018 on the 15 dates detailed below, 11 of which sold out in under a week
09 – Sheffield – O2 Academy – SOLD OUT
11 – Manchester – Academy – SOLD OUT
13 – Belfast – Limelight2
14 – Dublin – Academy
16 – Cardiff – Great Hall – SOLD OUT
17 – Sheffield – O2 Academy – SOLD OUT
19 – Aberdeen – Beach Ballroom
20 – Newcastle – O2 Academy 1 – SOLD OUT
21 – Nottingham – Rock City – SOLD OUT
23 – Birmingham – O2 Institute 1 – SOLD OUT
24 – Manchester – Academy – SOLD OUT
25 – Norwich – UEA – SOLD OUT
27 – London – Alexandra Palace
28 – Bristol – O2 Academy – SOLD OUT
29 – Southampton – O2 Guildhall – SOLD OUT