Tom Oxley – The Wombats
If you’ve seen The Wombats live, you know the British trio delivers a performance full of energy and color — and their latest video is proof of that.
Though the video for the group’s new single “Bee-Sting” isn’t from a live show, the clip sees The Wombats performing the track in an unfinished warehouse, sporting brightly colored clothes as trippy neon lights pop up around the room. The video makes the Wombats guys (frontman Matthew “Murph” Murphy, drummer Dan Haggis, and bassist Tord Øverland Knudsen) look pretty cool, but Murph admits the set was exactly the opposite. Well, except for his outfit.
“Filmed on a hot summer’s day in Shoreditch, I’d had zero sleep, there were no electric fans and I was basically sweating uncontrollably for hours on end,” Murph recalls. “But that jacket was worth it!”
Despite the heat, “Bee-Sting” director Sam Taylor commended The Wombats for giving the performance their all and making the video special. “The Wombats, to me, have always meant energy, energy, energy!” he exclaims. “So we charged around with the camera and cut it so fast it feels like you’re going to fall over.”
“Bee-Sting” is one of three new tracks The Wombats just released as part of an extended version of their latest album, Beautiful People Will Ruin Your Life. The trio kick off another North American headlining trek at the end of the month, so those who haven’t seen The Wombats in action will get their chance. For now, the electric “Bee-Sting” video will do.
Check out the “Bee-Sting” video and The Wombats’ upcoming tour dates below.