Baby In Vain is a Copenhagen three-piece who claim to be influenced equally by “One Direction and Black Sabbath.” On their great new album More Nothing, out now on Partisan Records, their stoned-out rock is cut through with silky, layered vocals from Lola Hammerich and Andrea Thuesen. Incidentally, they also have some covetable, cute’n’creepy merch featuring a three-eyed cat. Their abstract new video — for the lush “Low Life” — follows a similar through-line, splicing together soft-focus shots of a bedazzled flip phone, a bouquet of roses set aflame, and a pocket knife dragged across peachy skin. Hard to say exactly what’s going on, but you’ll want to keep watching for a “fuck yeah!” moment at the end.
In an email to The FADER, drummer Benedicte Pierleoni explained: “We wanted to do something that was completely different from visuals we'd done in the past. We contacted [director] Rasmus Petersen after watching a beautiful video he directed for another Copenhagen band, Sjæl I Flammer. He was up for doing the video, so we gave him 100% artistic freedom. We absolutely love how it turned out!”
Watch the video above.
Baby In Vain tour dates:
Oct 1 — Underground, Newcastle
Oct 2 — Broadcast, Glasgow
Oct 3 — The Tunnels, Aberdeen
Oct 4 — Sneaky Pete's, Edinburgh
Oct 5 — Headrow House, Leeds
Oct 8 — The Cookie, Leicester
Oct 9 — The Camden Assembly, London
Oct 10 — Moles, Bath
Oct 12 — The Joiners, Southampton
Oct 13 — The Moon Club, Cardiff
Oct 14 — Actress & Bishop, Birmingham
Oct 15 — The Bodega, Nottingham
Oct 17 — The Portland Arms, Cambridge
Oct 19 — The Horn, St Albans
Oct 20 — Forum, Tunbridge Wells
Oct 21 — Ritual Union Festival, Oxford
European tour dates here.