Hitching A Ride With Bat For Lashes’ Bike Troupe

Aug 24th, 2007 // 9 Comments

Bat For Lashes’ clip for “What’s A Girl To Do?” is one of my favorite videos of the year so far–how can you be immune to the charms of a one-take movie that’s completely focused on mask-wearing bike riders executing jumps in unison?–and Paper Thin Walls has a chat with the clip’s director, Dougal Wilson, up today. Fun fact: Donnie Darko wasn’t the only movie that inspired the video; that honor can be shared by the closing scene of E.T. and The Wicker Man. Let’s just hope it was the original, because while it’s a terrible, terrible movie, that punch-drunk remake with Nicolas Cage somehow managed to be worse.

Rabbit In Your Fill Light [Paper Thin Walls]
What’s A Girl To Do? [YouTube]


  1. Richfourfour

    You do realize that a bunch of pagan horror geeks are going to jump you for that Wicker Man comment, right?

  2. NickEddy

    So THAT’s Bats for Lashes.

    Was just telling my boss, while I hoed the beans, that a Lily Allen lookalike doing a Black Box Recorder song would take away all the heat and floods and pestilence.

    Still, though: clevah!

  3. Maura Johnston

    @Richfourfour: After this week’s fanfic/bandslash/famouspersonmeat dust-up, I can take on all comers.

  4. Bazooka Tooth

    HOLY FUCK- I loved the song, and this video is great; I hadn’t seen it. The video totally captures and enhances the song’s creepy 80′s Halloween vibe. Thanks for posting!

  5. Bob Loblaw

    Does it hold up over the whole album, or is this going to be it for them?

  6. Maura Johnston

    @Bob Loblaw: I love the album and have since I first heard it last September, so …

  7. Bazooka Tooth

    I am backing Maura on that endorsement (for what it’s worth, which is, apparently, zero). This record is solid.

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