Hopefully you are starting to get an idea of how inventive this debut Cosmo Sheldrake album is going to be! To follow the newest singleWriggle, we have a video for the song to share with you. Directed by Wilm Danby, the clip is a mutidisclipined affair, mixing various animation styles with live action to create a world as distinctive and idiosyncratic as Cosmo’s very own.
"In the video for Wriggle, we follow a bird as she introduces us to three separate systems and their daily tasks and habits. Sunflowers dance, ships brave the frothing seas, fish glug past volcanic vents, a scraggly bird gets eaten by a sea monster and galleons with netherworldly banditos dance and sing. Put some pickles on. This is a dance through a sequence of fermenting notions."
Danby decided to take on all aspects of production: from costume and set making, to direction, choreography, editing and special effects. Many thanks for the wonderful sunflower masks to Flora Wallace! Watch it below.
Wriggle is the fourth song to hear from The Much Much How How and I, before the whole album is out 6 April. Listen to Wriggle in our new music playlists. You'll also be able to find Come Along, Mind Of Rocks and Egg & Soldiers.
The Much Much How How and I was written under the influence of a diverse group of musicians - ranging from The Beatles and The Kinks to Moondog and Stravinsky - and shaped by Sheldrake’s study of anthropology at the University of Sussex, his longstanding interest in ethnomusicology and a trip to
Mardi Gras in New Orleans. It was produced by Cosmo Sheldrake and Matthew Herbert (Bjork, Mica Levi, London Sinfonietta) and recorded at Soup Studios and Cosmo’s basement.
Cosmo will be on tour across Europe and the UK from the beginning of April, find tickets at cosmosheldrake.com.
4 - The Haunt in Brighton, UK
5 - Village Underground in London, UK
6 - The Soup KitchenManchester, UK
7 - Headrow House in Leeds, UK
9 - B72 in Vienna, AT
10 - Kranhalle in Munich, DE
11 - Artheater in Cologne, DE
12 - Molotow in Hamburg, DE
13 - Lido in Berlin, DE
19 - Le Pediluve in Chatenay Malabrie, FR
25 - The Exchange in Bristol, UK
27 - Ancienne Belgique in Brussels, BE
3 - Point Ephemere in Paris, FR