Goat Girl, the British girl group who are on the verge of cult stardom have shared the visuals for their snappy psychedelic rock track, “The Man.” The music video brilliantly flips the narrative of the Beetlemania musical, “A Hard Day’s Night.” Goat Girl told The FADER “the concept for the video was [directors] CC Wade‘s idea. It’s interesting to swap this broadly generic gender role in such an overt way. When we first sat with them at [British chain bar] Wetherspoons and discussed it they talked about the bridge of ‘The Man’ reminding them of The Beatles’s ‘Help,’ and how we could turn the predominantly female hysteric nature of that time on its head. You can take away what you want from it. I hope it makes people laugh.” In a post-Brexit and #metoo society, Goat Girl not only make us laugh but they make us hopeful.
The chaotic low-fi visuals for “The Man” depict every shy girls high school fantasies of cute East London boys in high tops uncontrollably hollering for our attention but we are too busy playing in a band to pay them any mind.
The band has also announced the release of their self-titled debut album produced by Dan Carey of Franz Ferdinand fame out on April 6th via Rough Trade.
Goat Girl with be at Union Pool in Brooklyn on March 20th, tickets and details here.