Art Brut have shared the video for new post-punk melter 'Wham! Bang! Pow! Let's Rock Out!'.
The much-loved indie institution emerged from the shadows a few days ago, sharing their first track in some considerable time.
Online now, 'Wham! Bang! Pow! Let's Rock Out!' is a frenetic, off kilter slice of post-punk with some typically wry, self-effacing lyrics from Eddie Argos.
The video pits these lyrics against footage from the natural world, splicing these animals together to suggest something about the words themselves.
Ben Pollard and Jonny Drewek direct the clip, with the pair commenting:
"It’s equal parts exciting and daunting imagining into life video concepts for a band like Art Brut. The universe they’ve created for their music over the last decade is so varied and eclectic; it didn’t feel right to just shoehorn new characters, ideas and imagery into their world for the video."
"We zeroed in on the 'Wham! Bang! Pow!' lyrics and the energy behind the delivery on them. There’s this primal compulsion running throughout, like the subject of the song is hardwired to party no matter what. In the animal kingdom every creature has its own agenda that it just gets on with without really considering things. A few hours of scouring royalty-free footage sites and a sulky rhino later - et voila!"
Eddie Argos adds: "I've often wondered what Art Brut's spirit animal would be. After watching this video, now I know. It is all of them. All of the animals. Art Brut's spirit animal is every animal on the planet all freaking out at once. We are untameable wildlife. Hooray!"
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