WAVVES share new song ‘Million Enemies’ with glam-inspired video

WAVVES share new song 'Million Enemies' with glam-inspired video

Before setting out on tour next week in support of their forthcoming album You’re Welcome, Wavves are back today to share a new video and single. The clip for ‘Million Enemies’, the fourth single taken from the new album, was created and produced by Gilles O’Kane and Rocco Rivetti and is the first video that the band is sharing from the album.

Speaking about the video’s inspiration O’Kane and Rivetti say, “Wavves came to us with the initial concept of a glam-rock inspired performance video in the style of those 1970’s U.K. music shows like Top of the Pops, or The Old Grey Whistle Test. I’m a big fan of those early Glam performances by artists like Bowie, T.Rex & Roxy Music. Everything about their performances were astonishing, unique, even by today’s standards. But in the 70’s there was no precedent. I imagined how inconceivable it would have been to watch those performances on live TV, and from that place came the idea for the narrative. The video for ‘Million Enemies’ explores the power of music as a method of escapism, Glam Rock fashion, counter-culture super fandom, teenage rebellion, and the unique sense of belonging that’s created by listening to your favourite artist.”

Wavves will be heading out on a 36-stop North American tour starting on April 21st and ending on June 6th, playing shows with both Blink-182 and fellow Ghost Ramp artist Kino Kimino along the way. You’re Welcome is set for release on May 19th via Wavves’ own Ghost Ramp label, and is available for pre-order on vinyl, CD and cassette on Ghost Ramp’s website now. Watch ‘Million Enemies’ above .

US Tour Dates:

Apr 21st – Amarillo, TX – Aztec Music Hall*
Apr 22nd – Rogers, AR – Wal-Mart Amphitheater*
Apr 23rd – Springfield, MO – Shrine Mosque*
Apr 25th – Pelham, AL – Oak Mountain Amphitheater*
Apr 26th – Charleston, SC – N. Charleston Coliseum*
Apr 27th – Knoxville, TN – Civic Coliseum*
Apr 29th – Charlotte, NC – The Underground
Apr 30th – Asheville, NC – Grey Eagle Music Hall
May 1st – Athens, GA – Georgia Theatre
May 2nd – Pensacola, FL – Pensacola Bay Center*
May 3rd – Tallahassee, FL – The Pavilion*
May 4th – Orlando, FL – Orlando Fairgrounds*
May 5th – Saint Petersburg, FL – State Theater
May 7th – West Palm Beach, FL – Sunfest*
May 9th – New Orleans, LA – Uno Lakefront Arena*
May 10th – Atlanta, GA – Terminal West
May 12th – New York, NY – Bowery Ballroom $
May 13th – Washington, DC – U Street Music Hall
May 14th – Brooklyn, NY – Music Hall of Williamsburg $
May 16th – Philadelphia, PA – The Foundry $
May 17th – Boston, MA – Brighton Music Hall $
May 18th – Toronto, ON – Lee’s Palace $
May 20th – Columbus, OH – The A&R Music Bar $
May 22nd – Indianapolis, IN – The Hi Fi $
May 23rd – Chicago, IL – The Bottom Lounge $
May 24th – Minneapolis, MN – Triple Rock #
May 25th – Kansas City, MO – The Record Bar #
May 27th – Dallas, TX – Gas Monkey #
May 28th – Austin, TX – Mohawk #
May 30th – Santa Fe, CA – Skylight #
May 31st – Phoenix, AZ – The Pressroom #
June 1st – San Diego, CA – Irenic #
June 2nd – Los Angeles, CA – Teragram #
June 3rd – San Francisco, CA – The Independent #
June 5th – Seattle, WA – The Crocodile #
June 6th – Portland, OR – Hawthorne Theatre #

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