Bec Sandridge has released a music video for her badass song ‘You’re A Fucking Joke’, and, you guessed right, it is badass. Have I mentioned Bec Sandridge is badass? Well, she is. I wrote about her previously here, and played her on the show here.
Bec Sandridge explained the song and video as:
A proud guitarist, singer-songwriter, musician and lip-stick wearing female, I wanted to create a video that subverted the way I experience gender and stereotyping not only within the music industry, but the world in which we exist. Originally Imo (Grist) and I wanted to invert Robert Palmer ‘Addicted to Love’ clip when we realised Shania Twain had beat us to the idea.
About the theme:
The ‘fucking joke’ was that in order to be taken seriously as a female singer-songwriter, we needed to create a world where my gender wasn’t the focus. Imo and I selected a cast that appeared neither male nor female – we mirrored my make-up in an attempt to take gender or sexuality out of the equation and it was refreshing to have men playing mannequins instead of guitars. I guess I’m also obsessed with turtle necks.
You can check out the video for yourself below:
You can pre order the limited edition 7″ of ‘In The Fog, In The Flame’ / ‘You’re A Fucking Joke’ now at Music Glue.
Here are a bunch of dates where you can catch Bec Sandridge live – go check her out:
Thursday August 18 – The Curtain Hotel, Melbourne
Friday August 19 – Wollongong Uni Bar, Wollongong
Friday July 1 – Newtown Social Club, Newtown
Saturday July 2 – Black Bear lodge, Brisbane
Friday July 8 – Northcote Social Club, Melbourne
Friday July 16 – Mojo’s Bar, Freemantle
BIGSOUND – September 7 – 9, Fortitude Valley, Brisbane
Yours & Owls Festival – Sunday October 2, Wollongong
GO AND BUY BEC SANDRIDGE’S ‘YOU’RE A FUCKING JOKE’ RIGHT NOW… via Farmer & the Owl/Inertia.