21/06/17

The simplest, possibly greatest video we’ve released yet - ‘The Rabies Are Back’ by The Moonlandingz

To go with the incredible music on the debut album by The Moonlandingz (we're so thankful that people seem to be enjoying it), the band have also put together some pretty unique music videos. See The Strangle Of Anna or Black Hanz. Today, however, we get possibly the most perfectly formed of them all - The Rabies Are Back:

"In these seemingly 1970's times of violent and hideous intolerance towards people of race, religion and culture, perpetuated by the over-zealous scaremongering of the right-wing press we wrote 'The Rabies are Back' from the perspective of these little booze cruise Englanders, those Union Jack short wearing, Euro lager drinking, chicken masala swilling, Lidl shopping, hard Brexit cheering, refugee baiting, balls of contradiction.

We shot the video on the outskirts of Sheffield in the Peak District. Lias came up with the idea of shaving with a giant log as a representation of the human struggle, so he went in to this wood and found the biggest, heaviest trunk he could find - and we attached a razor blade to the bottom of it. Just holding the log on its own above your head was hard enough without getting a serious muscle wobble, but factor in that there was a really sharp blade on the end of it, plus quite a high wind on top of this hill/cliff face, a lot of things could have gone wrong. Thankfully no major arteries were severed. You'll also notice 2 monks dragging a child's dingy filled with blood across the landscape, that was our tribute to the refugee crisis with a nod to Herzog's Fitzcarraldo."
The Moonlandingz

Thank you to Noisey Music for helping share this first.

If you've seen the band live already, and are at Glastonbury this weekend - you'll know their set on The Park Stage is unmissable. If you can't make that, then they'll be at Brixton Academy on 29 July, and at the following festivals:

JUNE
27 - Park Stage at Glastonbury Festival (13:30), UK
25 - Body & Sound Festival in Dublin, IE

JULY
7 - Bluedot Festival in Cheshire, UK
13 - The Haunt in Brighton, UK
14 - Dour Festival in Dour, BE
15 - Valkhof Festival in Nijmegen, NL
21 - Secret Garden Party in Abbots Ripton, UK
22 - Truck Festival in Oxford, UK
29 - Brixton Academy in London, UK (with GOAT)

AUGUST
20 - Route Du Rock Festival in Saint-Malo, FR
31 - End Of The Road Festival in Larmer Tree Gardens, UK

Tickets

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The Moonlandingz debut album came out 24 March 2017, and is available on LP or CD via the Transgressive Shop and in all good music shops.

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