Two Wounded Birds are set to release ‘To Be Young’ next week, the first single to be taken from their brilliant self-titled debut album and you can now watch their stylish video for it online following its premiere on NME.com yesterday.
Filmed in the beautiful 100 year-old Carlton Cinema in Westgate-on-Sea near the band’s hometown of Margate, the video – directed by Dom Bridges – boasts bold colours, slick lighting and projected cartoon images that soften the bright backdrop. You can catch the video at the bottom of the page.
With the video’s location and style reflecting the track’s romantic and nostalgic elements, it reflects Two Wounded Birds’ vulnerable and delicate qualities whilst maintaining the rebellious nature that has become synonymous with the band’s style. Guitarist Joe Stevens explains:
“We made the video in the Carlton Cinema in Westgate On Sea, It’s one of the few places that uses analogue projection. The seats are velvet and the whole place has the feeling of another time. The cartoons are also from a different time. One of them is a journey through space and all the planets have the faces of Gods on them, they look like marbles. In the video at one point you can see cows leaning out of the window of a space shuttle and dancing with each other. In another two poor kids in rags go to sleep and wake up in paradise together. Reality is something you don’t consider when you’re young, things like this make total sense and the world’s a better place for it.”
Two Wounded Birds are preparing to launch into their first headline UK tour this October, and will be playing the following dates:
1st Portsmouth Southsea Festival
3rd Brighton Green Door
4th Manchester Night & Day
5th Darlington Inside Out (free entry)
7th Edinburgh Sneaky Pete’s
8th Glasgow Captain’s Rest
10th York Stereo
11th Nottingham Rescue Rooms
12th London Lexington
Two Wounded Birds – ‘To Be Young’