London-based rockers Babyteeth are back with Cut It, their latest single, and its accompanying video.
“Cut It is basically a break up song,” explains singer Camilla Roholm. “The split might be from a partner, friend or even just a bad situation. It’s about cutting out the poisonous parts and feeling better for it. There are some cheeky references to more specific things too which we’ll keep to ourselves.”
The music video matches the song’s intensity.
“With the video we tried to loosely convey two conflicting states of mind,” continues Roholm. “The room we shot in is supposed to be reminiscent of a padded cell, yet it’s a bright colourful one that you enjoy being in so you don’t want to leave.”
The band finally ended up leaving – to go to A&E – when drummer Samantha Lubin headbanged so hard during the shoot that she knocked herself out on a wall, waking up with a forehead lump and two black eyes.
Then again, the band are known for giving it their all when performing, which has seen them share stages with the likes of The Naked And Famous, perform at RockShot Mag’s Blogtober Fest gig, and open for Adam Ant at the Roundhouse.
This past week the band (also featuring lead guitarist Eilidh McKellar, bassist Rio Hellyer, and guitarist Sam Hammond) played their first headline show, a release gig at Camden’s The Black Heart in honour of Cut It.
The new single, the band’s fourth, was mixed by The Killers collaborator Ric Levy and follows Cocoon, which was played on BBC Radio 1 and Kerrang! Radio, plus as far afield as radio stations in the US and Australia.