Insecure Men have unveiled the video to ‘I Don’t Wanna Dance (With My Baby)’, the latest track to be taken from their forthcoming self-titled debut album which is out now on Fat Possum.
The video, shot in Blackpool, was directed by renowned London-based independent production team Sharp Payne (www.sharppayne.com). Talking about the video, director Jak payne said:
‘Me and Saul had spoken about making videos that felt dated and kitsch, and kind of invoked this old British seaside culture. We found a kid’s ballroom dancing competition up in Blackpool, and it worked with the style and lyrics of the song. I really liked the pageantry of the whole event, these 12 year olds dolled up in make-up and these very 70s, bright dresses. There’s something bizarre and unsettling about it, it feels cartoonish in how exaggerated everyone’s out-fits and expressions are, which, I think, goes with the Insecure Men sound.’
The band, recorded their album onto an ancient Tascam at Sean Lennon’s studio in upstate New York while Saul was working on the Moonlandingz album. It was subsequently produced by Sean and mixed by Marta Salogni. As Saul says it’s “pretty music with a dark underbelly to it”.
Finally, after a handful of appearances in and around South London, the band head out on a U.K headline tour in March, including a show at the Scala in London.
The touring line up features up to 11 musicians on stage having settled down into a stable (but large) line-up centred round Saul (vocals/guitar), Ben (bass/backing vocals), Marley Mackey (Dirty Harrys) on lap steel, Victor Jakeman (Claw Marks) on organ, Joe Isherwood (We Smoke Fags) on keyboard, saxophonist Alex White and mysterious South London music teacher known only as Steely Dan on vibraphone and steel drums.
The full list of dates, including their recently announced End of the Road appearance, is as follows :
08 – London, Scala
09 – Bristol, Thekla
10 – Nottingham, Bodega
11 – Glasgow, Broadcast
13 – Newcastle, Think Tank
14 – Manchester, The Soup Kitchen
15 – Birmingham, Hare & Hounds
16 – Brighton, Patterns
30th Aug – 2nd Sept – Larmer Tree Gardens, End Of The Road Festival