Watch Personal Trainer air new track ‘Rug Busters’

Photo: Kilian Kayser

It follows February’s single ‘Key Of Ego’.

After last year’s debut EP ‘Gazebo’ and February single ‘Key Of Ego’, Amsterdam seven-piece Personal Trainer are sharing new track ‘Rug Busters’.

“I wanted to make a song to dance to for everybody - no one excluded,” the band’s Willem Smit says. “The idea was to make a song that brings people closer to each other, no matter who they are, who they are with, what they believe or what they’ve done. ‘Dance’, ‘Dance Dance Dance’ and ‘Song 2 Dance 2’ were three of the working titles before I settled on ‘Rug Busters’ - ‘busting a move’ meets ‘cutting a rug’ or something.”

Accompanied by a video by the band’s own Kilian Kayser, filmed in the parking lot beneath their keyboard player Abel Tuinstra’s studio, Willem adds, “Coming up with a simple idea that feels a bit dumb, but sparks something inside of me or the band - then trying to give it your all to make the idea into something cool - has become a recurring approach for Personal Trainer.

“I think we applied this to both the song itself as the video. I’d been trying to come up with an idea for the video in the van with the band or on the phone with my fellow Trainers. On our way back from a show we decided we should write a choreography and perform it, preferably in a nondescript space. The first ideas for the choreography were written in a bar in Amsterdam on that very night by a couple of Trainers, but the bulk of the thing was written and rehearsed in my bedroom.

“It was a sight to behold watching six twenty-somethings busting rugs in a relatively small space. I was and am still very proud of everyone’s perseverance and heart, and I think the video turned out great. I think most Trainers - including myself - are a bit ashamed of the video too!”

Check out the video below.

See Personal Trainer live at the following dates:

04 Manchester - Yes Basement
05 Leeds - Hyde Park Book Club
06 Newcastle - Head Of Steam
07 Edinburgh - Sneaky Pete’s
08 Glasgow - Broadcast
10 Nottingham - Rough Trade
11 Bedford - Esquires
14 Brighton - Hope & Ruin
15 Bristol - Crofters Rights
17 London - Moth Club


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