Birmingham rockers Broken Witt Rebels have shared the video for the track ‘Running With The Wolves’, which features on their second studio album, OK Hotel, set for global release via Snakefarm Records on 13 March. You can check it out below.
As a working class band with deep working class roots, Broken Witt Rebels chose to set the ‘Running With The Wolves’ video at a banger race, shining a light on the strength of community and their pride in being a part of it. The visuals are both heart-warming and chaotic as they show the devastation on the track alongside the unity of those involved in the scene, with the gritty and insatiable feel-good vibes of the music providing the perfect soundtrack.
“For every down life brings, there is an up waiting to happen. We wanted to capture those emotions in our [‘Running With The Wolves’] video,” explains bassist Luke Davis. “Banger racing has a community all of its own; blood, sweat and tears go into preparing the cars, driving them hard, then bringing them back to life again to go in the next race of the day.
“All of the highs and lows are there, and we were honoured to be allowed to be a small part of that on the day.”
The track, along with the recently released ‘Money’, is now available as a double A-side 7” coloured vinyl single – serving as a first taste of what’s to come on OK Hotel. To support the release of the new album, Broken Witt Rebels will be signing copies and playing selected songs live at HMV stores in Sheffield & Birmingham.
Inspired by the likes of Rival Sons, Kaleo & Alabama Shakes, their blues-tinged rock ‘n’ roll swagger is laden with gutsy guitars and anthemic hooks, giving them an infectious, arena-worthy sound that has seen them achieve critical acclaim and led them to stages across the US & Europe.
Broken Witt Rebels’ OK HOTEL Headline UK Tour Dates:
13th – Sheffield, HMV Meadowhall *
14th – Birmingham, HMV Vault **
20th – Milton Keynes, Craufurd Arms
21st – Wolverhampton, KK’s Steel Mill
23rd – Cambridge, Portland Arms
25th – Leeds, Lending Room
26th – Liverpool, Jimmy’s
27th – Leicester, O2 Academy 2
31st – Exeter, Cavern
1st – Brighton, Green Door Store
2nd – Southampton, The Joiners
4th – Cardiff, CLWB Ifor Bach
5th – Nottingham, Bodega
7th – London, 100 Club
15th – Aberdeen, The Tunnels
16th – Edinburgh, The Mash House
18th – Dublin, The Green Room (first headline show in Ireland)
19th – Belfast, Voodoo
23rd – Aldershot, West End Centre
29th – Buckley, Tivoli
27th – Hamburg Harley Days (Germany)
* Signing & acoustic performance, 5:30pm
** Signing & full band performance, 2:00pm.
OK Hotel is out on 13 March and can be pre-ordered here.