Monday, February 06, 2017
Watch :: Wild Beasts share new visuals for 'Alpha Female'
Wild Beasts share their new video for single ‘Alpha Female’, a track from their recent album ‘Boy King’.
The video, directed by Sasha Rainbow, was shot in Bangalore, India, who says: "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 colours 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’.”
Watch 'Alpha Female' above.
Wild Beasts will be playinga number of confirmed live dates over the coming months.
24 Omeara, London, UK (War Child UK Brits Week show)
29 Live At Leeds, Leeds,
30 FestEVOL, Invisible Wind Factory, Liverpool
01 Summerhall, Edinburgh
03 Primavera Sound Festival, Barcelona, Spain
07 NOS Alive, Algés, Portugal
12 Boardmasters Festival, Cornwall