Published Jun 21, 2016Irish four-piece Girl Band released their debut full-length Holding Hands with Jamie last fall, and are looking back at the release with a new video for "In Plastic."
Directed by longtime video collaborator Bob Gallagher — who also crafted the band's visuals for "Paul," "Pears for Lunch" and "Why They Hide Their Bodies Under My Garage?" — the band's new clip is set in an airport seemingly outside time, in which existential anxiety is portrayed.
"I think I pitched the idea to the band as the fever dream Kafka might have if he ever read 1984. It's not set in a particular place or period," Gallagher explained in a statement. "Some of the references and inspirations are historical and some are quite recent. It's a mishmash of influences, and a lot of it was shaped by conversations with the band. The video is obviously totally ridiculous in many ways, but it touches on themes of surveillance, paranoia, and how arbitrary the construct of a border can seem, which are all very contemporary anxieties."
"In Plastic" will be released as a limited-edition vinyl single through Rough Trade on July 8, backed with a live version of "The Last Riddler." You can pre-order the 7-inch here.
Watch the video for "In Plastic" in the player below.