Video: Star And Dagger’s ‘scandalous bit of art trash’
Star And Dagger are Sean Yseult (White Zombie), Dava She Wolf (Cycle Sluts From Hell), Dave Catching (Eagles Of Death Metal), Gene Trautmann (Queens Of The Stone Age) and sort-of vampirically inclined vocalist Von Hesseling. They play heavy smokin’ blues rock.
The band came about when Sean and Dava were drinking late one night with Lenny Kaye (garage-rock historian and longtime Patti Smith collaborator) and he declared: “You two must start a band, I see it!”
They took Kaye’s word and set to it.
Watch their first video, Your Mama Was A Grifter, a scandalous bit of art trash filmed in glorious black and white by master director Art Haynie. Inspired by old chain-gang songs, the video makes reference to many a film – Night Of The Hunter, Cleopatra and even the old Batman TV series – but is essentially a tongue-in-cheek homage to Russ Meyer’s Faster Pussycat! Kill! Kill!
Star And Dagger have lined up the following shows:
16-Apr UK Manchester The Roadhouse
17-Apr UK Nottingham Old Angel
18-Apr UK Birmingham Bar Academy
19-Apr UK Newcastle under Lyme The Rigger
20-Apr UK Cardiff Bogiez Rock Club
21-Apr UK London The Underworld
22-Apr UK Brighton Green Door
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