Luminous shoes and a lizard: The Birdman Rallies mix it up in new video

Mixed up, and all the better for it: The Birdman Rallies
21 Jun 2013 @ 11.52 am
| Entertainment

What makes a great pop video? How about flashing captions, some cars, a lizard and most importantly, luminous blue shoes…

These are just a few of the elements to the video of Full Moon Every Night, the latest single from York/Harrogate band The Birdman Rallies, which has been launched on an unsuspecting world.

The mixed up production will have you tapping your feet along with the glowing trainers while seeing double. And was that a revolving gold skull, or have we had one too many?

“The video for our new single has a very ‘home-made’ feel,” said singer Daniel Webster. “I wanted to have some fun with it, so naturally I got hold of some luminous blue laces and decided to dance around in the garden with my feet as the main focus!”

So what’s the deeper meaning? “Lyrically, it sees me poking fun at those living a hedonistic lifestyle and the idea that, you can keep trying to go out every night and getting completely wasted but unfortunately, it’ll take it’s toll in the end,” Daniel added.

“Our ancestors would go out one night per month when there was a full moon, but we seem to be able to do it every night nowadays, whether at a festival or gig, and it can make us lose our minds.

“I know I’ve come close to losing mine when out before now!”

Mixed up, and all the better for it: The Birdman Rallies
Mixed up, and all the better for it: The Birdman Rallies

The Birdman Rallies was formed by four friends brought together by a common love of music with confusing rhythms, enchanting melodies, a sense of experiment and a soul – they name Field Music, the Flaming Lips, Animal Collective, Kate Bush and Bjork as influences.

Early gigs proved a hit with group harmonies and frantic onstage instrument swapping engaging a new fanbase. Supports followed with The Joy Formidable, Gruff Rhys, Stornoway and Dry The River.

Tom Robinson at BBC 6 Music is a fan, and the band has also been played Radios 1 and 2, backed by an enthusiastic following from local BBC Introducing shows and DJs in Yorkshire.

The band is made up of: Daniel Webster (vocals), Adam Westerman (guitar, keys), Dave Armstrong (drums) and Ash Johnson (bass).