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The Breeders - Official 'Space Woman' Video, Directed By Richard Ayoade
The Breeders : Official 'Space Woman' Video, Directed By Richard Ayoade
25th September 2018

Richard Ayoade, the BAFTA-nominated film director (Submarine, The Double), actor (IT Crowd, Garth Marenghi’s Darkplace), TV presenter (Travel Man, The Crystal Maze) and comedian, has been a long-time fan of The Breeders. 

As a young teen in 1990, Ayoade recalls travelling from his Ipswich home to London to buy the band’s first album Pod.  Today, nearly 30 years after making that journey, he has teamed up with his favourite band to create an eerie short story for their latest single, ‘Space Woman’.

Described by The Breeders’ Kim Deal as “a sci-fi thriller with the soul of [deceased fiction writer] Harlan Ellison,” Ayoade’s visual treatment depicts Deal in a spacesuit navigating a woodland landscape.  Shot on 35mm film and in one seamless take, she encounters fellow Breeders members Jim Macpherson, Josephine Wiggs and Kelley Deal in various states of trauma.

You can watch the official video via TIDAL here, or YouTube here.
You can read about how the story behind the video, in an interview with Richard and Kim, via TIDAL here.
Listen to Kim and Richard chatting to BBC 6Music about the video, (from 1:44:42) here.

‘Space Woman’ is taken from The Breeder’s latest album All Nerve, their first album in a decade and their first in 25 years reuniting the iconic Last Splash line-up of the aforementioned Deal sisters, Wiggs and Macpherson. Also featuring the singles ‘Wait In The Car’, ‘All Nerve’ and ‘Nervous Mary’, the band’s fifth studio album reached #2 on four Billboard charts and the Top Ten in the UK charts.

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