South London's Savage Nomads say that the official music video for their new single "Pinkie's Little Light" ( single dropping November 24th) is their playful homage to directors like David Lynch, Martin Scorsese and Quentin Tarantino. For me, it is a Tarantino-esque Grindhouse film on acid complete with Madonna / whore complexes, a machete versus baseball bat fight to the death, trippy fever dream surgeries, a bloody heart in hand and Bad Mother Fucker's wallet. Directed by the band and Piotr Obal, it is fast moving, colorful and campy. There does seem to be some sort of narrative running through the video but for me the main narrative is fun and, I must say, the boys play their roles well.
It isn't easy to carve out your own unique sound in the indie pop world but Savage Nomads have succeeded. With flavors that feel contemporary and retro I have described them to friends as kind of like The Smiths and The Talking Heads having a baby doing tropical punk and indie pop all in one. Pour yourself a drink, check out Pinkie's Little Light and let me know what you all think.