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Watch: British Sea Power - “Bad Bohemian” Video

Let the Dancers Inherit the Party Due Out March 31 on Golden Chariot (via Caroline International)

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England’s British Sea Power are releasing a new album, Let the Dancers Inherit the Party, on March 31 on their own label Golden Chariot (via Caroline International). Now they have shared a video for the album’s single “Bad Bohemian.” Singer/guitarist Yan Wilkinson conceived, directed, and edited the video, which a press release describes as featuring “the song’s lyrics in Dadaist text, frenetic interpretive dancing, meme cats, and dying bugs.” Watch the craziness below.

Wilkinson had this to say about the video in a press release: “I wanted the video to capture the feeling in between the real world and the virtual world; the way you can go from watching an entertaining Korean performer working with imaginary objects to live footage of war torn countries then sink into a world of cute animals before trying and digest global politics, all within a few clicks. I was inspired by artists like Kurt Schwitters, a ‘degenerate’ artist forced to flee Nazi Germany. He used everyday objects such as bus tickets in his famed collages. Today kitten videos are our everyday objects. Adding a video of a kitten is my way of paying homage to Schwitters - I was inspired by the idea that an everyday thing is capable of expressing something deeper whilst still being an everyday thing. I think the song has more going on below the surface than is at first obvious.”

Guitarist Martin Noble had this to say about the album in a press release: “There wasn’t a plan to create an album with any particular subject matter but we’ve kind of ended up with a case of ‘think global, act local’ - an album where individuals are dealing with their domestic and personal lives against a background of uncontrollable international lunacy. It was made to a background of politicians perfecting the art of unabashed lying, of social-media echo chambers, of click-bait and electronic Tonka Toys to keep us entertained and befuddled. All this can easily make the individual feel futile. But I think we’ve ended up addressing this confusion in an invigorating way, rather than imprisoning the listener in melancholy. Musically, it’s our most direct album and maybe the first one where we maintain a coherent mood from start to finish. Perhaps a little clarity isn’t a bad thing at this point.”


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