Ken Dolls Must Die – Confidence Man drop ‘Boyfriend (Repeat)’ Video
Through their powers of mystery, aesthetic and bangers, the current reigning Kings and Queen of indie dance, CONFIDENCE MAN, drop their first music video. It’s a music video that’s been a long time coming, with ‘Boyfriend (Repeat)’ being about 9 months old and their second single ‘Bubblegum’ solidifying their place as hit makers, it’s a wondrous day that we get a further glimpse into the world of Confidence Man.
The music video for ‘Boyfriend (Repeat)’ takes on the playful, dark side of the track. Ken dolls stand in for the boyfriends – working as an apt metaphor for the track, the dolls are all similar with only mundane differences and are merely toys Janet Planet plays with. Janet uses a series of tools, kitchen appliances and really whatever she had at disposable (while remaining cautiously aesthetic) to maim, destroy and behead the dolls. Interesting, for a band that prides itself on the wonderful costumes of their live performances – no band members (other than Janet’s hands) make an appearance. It contributes to the playfully sadistic nature of the video clip; Janet is playing with these little plastic pliable men however she damn pleases. It makes for excellent viewing, Janet lining all of the heads up on a spinning wheel, entire dolls melting in a waffle iron, it’s an absurd childhood past time taken to the extreme. Oh, and there is a cute dog because well, why not.
The video clip was made by Berlin-based Schall & Schnabel who have creatively directed brands like Nivea and BMW, magazines such as Flux, Glamour and Vice and worked with labels Sony, Universal and Glassnote. Confidence Man are obviously making the most out of their time in Europe, employing only the best to continue their absolutely on brand whimsical mysterious nature. If this is their first music video, we have a grand time ahead of us – entering the enthralling and ever moving world of Confidence Man.
Confidence Man have been on an absolute roll, with a dynamic live show that has seen them already play European festivals such as Glastonbury, Down The Rabbit Hole Festival and Dot to Dot Festival. They also played London’s Moth Club, later this month they’ll drop by Open Air Festival in Switzerland and later this year, Australia’s crowning Splendour In The Grass. Their entirely choreographed live show quite obviously goes off, especially with their much documented crowd controlling ‘Get Down!’ Check out their video from Golden Plains to experience thousands of punters getting down.
Catch Confidence Man at Open Air Festival in Switzerland (perchance you are nearby) and at Splendour in the Grass later this year.
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