This video from Allah-Las is great on two levels, firstly their cover of The Frantics 1960 garage classic ‘No Werewolf’ is brilliant. The original was released as a b-side on Seattle label Dolton with the a-side featuring ‘Werewolf’ that included a voice-over that sounded right out of a Hammer House of Horror movie.
The second reason for loving it is the actual video: it was produced in Russia by the sculptor artist Mikhail Sadovnikov who enjoyed the band’s new work so much he was inspired to recreate a “dance on the circle” out of wet clay on his potter’s wheel. He used to be a mathematician which maybe explains his ability to cleverly manipulate the patterns and create optical illusions when the wheel is speeded up.
‘No Werewolf’ features as a bonus track on their forthcoming album ‘Worship the Sun’ a fusion of West Coast garage rock and roll, Latin percussion and electric folk (due September 15th on Innovative Leisure). Don’t miss their live dates.
UK Live Dates:
Sep 21 – Brighton, UK – The Haunt
Sep 22 – Nottingham, UK – Bodega
Sep 24 – London, UK – Oval Space
Sep 26 – Liverpool, UK – Psych Fest @ Camp
Sep 28 – Workman’s Club – Dublin, IRE
Sep 29 – Glasgow, UK – Broadcast
Sep 30 – Edinburgh, UK – Electric Circus
Oct 2 – Sheffield, UK – The Harley
Oct 3 – Birmingham, UK – Hare & Hounds
Oct 4 – Bristol, UK – Start The Bus