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Wild Beasts‘Alpha Female’ has a music video

The visual follows the Holystoked Skate Crew around the city of Bangalore, India.

Wild Beasts released their latest album ‘Boy King’ last summer, and now stand-out ‘Alpha Female’ has a music video to match. Directed by Sasha Rainbow, the visual follows pro skater Atita Verghese and her Holystoked Skate Crew around the city of Bangalore, in India.

“In places like Afghanistan, Cambodia and India, skating has not been solidified as a male sport and therefore has had a massive cultural impact, teaching values about self empowerment through skateboarding,” explains director Rainbow, speaking about the video treatment.

“Because of the current political climate in the West and attitudes of intolerance, and sexism across the world, I wanted to create a video that celebrates everyone who takes the risk to be themselves,” she said. “Meeting this remarkable community inspired me to dig deeper into their personal stories and the environment in which they developed themselves. I am now planning to return to India to film a documentary on the themes and figures involved in ‘Alpha Female’.”

Watch the video below, and read DIY’s cover feature with Wild Beasts here. The band’s upcoming tour dates are below.

FEB
24 Omeara, London, UK (War Child UK Brits Week show) Saturday

APL
29 Live At Leeds, Leeds, UK
30 FestEVOL, Invisible Wind Factory, Liverpool, UK

MAY
01 Summerhall, Edinburgh, UK
03 Primavera Sound Festival, Barcelona, Spain

JUL
07 NOS Alive, Algés, Portugal

AUG
12 Boardmasters Festival, Cornwall, UK

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