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THE BREEDERS release new video for ‘Spacewoman’ directed by Richard Ayoade

| 11 October 2018 | Reply

THE BREEDERS release new video for ‘Spacewoman’ directed by Richard Ayoade

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, ‘Spacewoman’.

Described by The Breeders’ Kim Deal as “a sci-fi thriller with the soul of [deceased New Wave 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.

Earlier this year The Breeders released All Nerve, the group’s first record in a decade and their first in 25 years reuniting the iconic Last Splash line-up of sisters Kim and Kelley Deal, Josephine Wiggs and Jim Macpherson. It reached #2 on four Billboard charts and garnered widespread praise from critics including the New Yorker who declared, “The Breeders are a model not simply for the timelessness of good art – the ways in which ingenuity boomerangs – but for what women can accomplish, regardless of whether the culture ever rises up to support them.”

The Breeders return to Australia for Fairgrounds Festival, Meredith Music Festival and a full run of sideshows this December. Full details and ticket links below.

Stream / Purchase All Nerve via

The Breeders Australian Tour 2018

Supported by Hachiku

Wednesday 28th November – Perth – Capitol
Friday 30th November – Sydney – Sydney Opera House *
Saturday 1st December – Berry – Fairgrounds Festival *
Tuesday 4th December – Brisbane – The Triffid
Wednesday 5th December – Canberra – Canberra Theatre
Friday 7th December – Melbourne – Meredith Music Festival * SOLD OUT
Saturday 8th December – Melbourne – Corner Hotel SOLD OUT
Sunday 9th December – Melbourne – The Forum SELLING FAST!

*Hachiku not appearing

Tickets available via

Praise for All Nerve

“Music that is rich and deep and repays repeated listening.” – The Guardian – Album of the Week

“Fans should be thankful they have held onto their nerve” – The West Australian ★★★★

“The Breeders have the nerve and the creative impulse to again inject some life and imagination into rock music.” – The Music ★★★★

“Wonderfully wired and woozy, and holds up just fine next to the group’s era-defining 1993 album Last Splash… The Pixies’ loss is our gain.” – Sydney Morning Herald ★★★★

“It’s an enormously pleasant surprise to have the band back.” – NPR

“The most adventurous Breeders album since, no surprise, Last Splash.” – Noisey

The Breeders – Touring December! All Nerve is out now via 4AD / Remote Control Records.

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