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Watch: Wild Beasts - “Alpha Female” Video

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Wild Beasts released a great and funky new album, Boy King, last August via Domino. Now the band have shared a new video for Boy King track “Alpha Female.” They are calling it a short film and it is true that it doesn’t feature any of the band’s members, but it also the length of the song and doesn’t feature a strong narrative that would label it a short film. Sasha Rainbow directed the clip, which was filmed in Bangalore, India and features the Girl Skate India all-female skateboarders crew. Watch it below, followed by the band’s upcoming tour dates.

Rainbow had this to say about the video in a press release: “When I first heard the Wild Beasts song ‘Alpha Female,’ I had the epiphany to film the growing female skateboard scene outside the Western world. In places like Afghanistan, Cambodia and India, skating has not been solidified as a male sport and therefore has had a massive cultural impact, teaching values about self-empowerment through skateboarding. I thought India, with its colors and cinematic landscapes, was the place to do it. Because of the current political climate in the West and attitudes of intolerance, and sexism across the world, I wanted to create a video that celebrates everyone who takes the risk to be themselves. The Holystoked Skate Crew and the girls that I worked with are an inspiration that cuts through age, gender, and class barriers. I wanted to commemorate this incredible moment in India and show how massive cultural change can start with just one person. Meeting this remarkable community inspired me to dig deeper into their personal stories and the environment in which they developed themselves. I am now planning to return to India to film a documentary on the themes and figures involved in ‘Alpha Female.’” The press release promises that “a documentary on the filming and figures involved in ‘Alpha Female’ will follow shortly.”

Read our 2016 interview with Wild Beasts.

Wild Beasts Tour Dates:

Friday 24th February | Omeara, London, UK (War Child UK Brits Week show)
Saturday 29th April | Live At Leeds, Leeds, UK
Sunday 30th April | FestEVOL, Invisible Wind Factory, Liverpool, UK
Monday 1st May | Summerhall, Edinburgh, UK
Saturday 3rd June | Primavera Sound Festival, Barcelona, Spain
Friday 7th July | NOS Alive, Algés, Portugal
Saturday 12th August | Boardmasters Festival, Cornwall, UK

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