Aggressively cut on garage rock shards, post-punk lines, and a noisy charm, come Birthday Girl’s video for their latest single “I Came Here To Eat” via Sweet Cream Records. The Stockholm quartet — Fran Baxter, Martin Baxter, James Corden, and Joakim Sandegård — very well satisfy on an array of marks, following-up their debut “Welcome Home Frank Bastard,” with a similar dark tone to digest only at a slower tempo.
Melodic vocal runs float atop a dysfunctional crunch, with disturbing background echoes, and if anyone needs another reason to completely fall in love, the inspiration surely lingers. “Fran wrote the song about the feeling of ‘wanting to completely devour someone to the point of cannibalism,'” explains the band.
As the track carries the craving, the video’s minimal built, cleverly highlights the extent of what humans will do to get the attention of another. Shot at the Scalateatern venue in Stockholm, the idea is built around an audition. Opening with a nervous performer and onto the faces of unimpressed judges (all played by members of the band) expands into a furious, and spazmatic dance sequence.
Hypnotic in each stride, leaning on the penned lines that evoke a lustful call, “I Came Here To Eat” is an insatiable awakening of animalistic desires with a spritz of rock.
Birthday Girl will take to live performances this Spring, touring Europe, playing shows in Sweden, Norway, England, Germany and France, and hopefully near release of their debut record.
Cover photo: Sara-Maria Westerlund