Fresh from their Glastonbury performance, The Moonlandingz are sharing the video for new single The Rabies Are Back.
Discussing the video, which stars frontman Lias Saoudi, a large log, and a razor blade, the band told Rock Shot: “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 into 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 Rabies Are Back is taken from the band’s debut album Interplanetary Class Classics, which was influenced by the current political situation.
The band told us: “In these seemingly 1970s times of violent and hideous intolerance towards people of race, religion, and culture, perpetuated by the overzealous 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.”
The LP has already been supported with extensive tours of the UK, Europe, and US, but the band will continue to play live throughout the summer. UK festival appearances include Bluedot (7 July), Dour (14 July), Secret Garden Party (21 July), Truck (22 July), and End of the Road (31 August).
They will also be performing with GOAT at London’s Brixton Academy on 29 July.