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FIGHTMILK Share Animated Video For ‘Overbite’

26th March 2021

London’s FIGHTMILK are pleased to reveal a gorgeous, heartfelt animated video for their uplifting new single ‘Overbite’ which is out now on all good DSPs.

‘Overbite’ is the latest single to be taken from the band’s forthcoming second album Contender. Released 14th May 2021 via independent record label Reckless Yes, the record will be available on cream/smoked vinyl and ‘lucky dip’ eco vinyl, CD, and digital.

With its evocative and playful video created by illustrator and animator Jono Ganz, the track is a love song to anybody with a fear of the dentist, and a reminder that you are perfect just as you are.

Commenting on the track, the band said: “Somehow, for a song that’s pretty much about a) fancying someone with wonky teeth and b) a little mantra to remind you that you’re perfect exactly as you are, this turned out sounding like gothy surf-rock, or as Healey said when we were working on it, ‘like every My Chemical Romance song being played at the same time.’”

“We decided to double down: synths, gang vocals and pick scrapes, oh my! This is one of the most uplifting, happy songs we’ve written, and by bookending the album with big joyful explosions, maybe it’ll do something to soothe the collective woe we’ve all been living through. We’re also incredibly excited that the amazing Jono Ganz is bringing our gothy-surf-rock vision to life with the animated music video.”

Taking place in a spooky fairground, the video is all about a central character who becomes totally besotted with the grumpy vampire on the ghost train. “Half this band are total Halloween obsessives and we loved the vintage spooky ‘beistle’ style that Jono created—all deep oranges and browns and blacks,” say the band. “We also loved seeing ourselves represented by a retro skeleton band, complete with grill mic and upright bass! This video suits the song so well—we couldn’t stop smiling when Jono sent it over, and we hope it brings you a ton of joy.”

Commenting on working with the band, director Ganz said: “I was super happy to be able to add to the Retro Cartoon Fightmilk canon (following Healey’s beautiful Charlie Brown Xmas EP art). We shared all the same visual references, and it was a real treat having my inbox filled with spooky skeletons and cursed-looking amusement parks. The design for the skeleton slot machine is based on something that I was thrilled to find out is called a ‘bimbo-box’.”

Tour plans remain on hold for the time being due to COVID, but Contender can wait no longer, and will be released on 14 May 2021 via Reckless Yes.

Contender track list:

  1. (contender)
  2. Lucky Coin
  3. Hey Annabelle!
  4. I’m Starting To Think You Don’t Even Want To Go To Space
  5. The Absolute State Of Me
  6. Girls Don’t Want To Have Fun
  7. Cool Cool Girl
  8. (tender)
  9. Banger #4
  10. If You Had A Sister…
  11. You Are Not The Universe
  12. Maybe
  13. (bartender)
  14. Overbite
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