Russian punks Biting Elbows announce the video for their new single ‘Toothpick’. No strangers to viral video success, Biting Elbows’ last single ‘The Stampede’ has been viewed over 2 million times on youtube (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QYm-dT24iRY&ob=av2e). The band are hoping that this new track can emulate some of that success and reach a new audience in the UK.
Vocalist, rhythm guitarist, and video director, Ilya Naishuller said;
The song is based on those revenge fantasies that one tends to experience after a painful end to a relationship. When first decided to shoot a video of 'Toothpick', I was very tempted to just illustrate the revenge fueled story that is told in the lyrics, but after much consideration, I settled on an underground tournament. I came up with the rules and the visual aesthetic and my production designer took a few days to design the actual game table.
We actually shot the video right underneath a major highway's bridge and we had to wear ear plugs as the sound of the cars hitting the bumps above us was literally unbearable. At the time of shooting, the armored car garage that our hero runs through in the finale belonged to a majorly corrupt Moscow mayor. Since then, he's been kicked out of office…
Toothpick is released on 26th April and is taken from the forthcoming self-titled debut album, set for release in summer 2012 through Misteria Records.