By DJ Monk
As Atlanta riot grrls The Coathangers re-emerge into the sunlight with a new album and prepare to return to the Über Kingdom of Rock ‘n’ Roll for a string of dates later this week, they have also unleashed a new single, alerting us to the perils of ‘Stranger Danger’, taken from their ÜR approved new album, ‘The Devil You Know’, released earlier this month via Suicide Squeeze Records.
However, as vocalist and drummer Stephanie Luke explained, both the song and the accompanying video have something of an ironic twist on its message:
“Stranger Danger is a song about avoiding the negative people in one’s life, like when your mother used to tell you “stranger danger!” so you wouldn’t go off with the bad guys. The video is dark with flashes of light (actual flashlights) to invoke that feeling of the unknown. Then we have our ever so good sport of a friend and album artwork artist/frequent collaborator Scott Montoya, whom we’ve kidnapped and continue to “terrorize” throughout the video, so we in fact have become the dangerous strangers. This was one of our favourites to make with our amazingly talented videographer Matt Odom, enjoy!”
(Warning: This video contains flashing lights)
As noted above, The Coathangers hit the Über Kingdom of Rock ‘n’ Roll for the following dates:
- Wednesday 24 April – Brighton, The Latest Music Bar
- Thursday 25 April – London, Studio 9294
- Saturday 27 April – Leicester, The Cookie
- Sunday 28 April – Glasgow, SWG3 The Poetry Club
- Monday 29 April – Manchester, Soup Kitchen
- Tuesday 30 April – Liverpool, Arts Club
- Wednesday 1 May – Leeds, Key Club
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