Get Your Spandex On For the Wombats' '80s-Inspired 'Cheetah Tongue' Video: Premiere
U.K. rockers The Wombats have just shared the third track off of their upcoming fourth studio album, Beautiful People Will Ruin Your Life, which drops Feb. 9. It's called "Cheetah Tongue," and it comes accompanied by a wonderfully bizarre video.
Premiering today exclusively via Billboard, the new clip pulls inspiration from early '80s workout tapes, pastel colors, and Estelle Getty's fitness routine. It might seem like an innocuous VHS homage at first, but pay attention 'til the very end for some unexpected calorie-burning methods.
“’Cheetah Tongue’ is a song about dealing with the pressures of adulthood and failing miserably,” the Wombats tell Billboard. “It’s the opening song on the album and probably the most psychedelic.”
Watch the video below.
In other Wombats-related news, the band has announced North American summer tour dates, alongside Weezer and the Pixies. Find those dates below, along with their current U.S. tour, which ends in Seattle Jan. 31.
January 23 -- Salt Lake City, UT @ Rockwell Room
January 25 -- Los Angeles, CA @ The Fonda
January 26 -- Santa Ana, CA @ Observatory
January 27 -- San Francisco, CA @ The Fillmore
January 29 -- Portland, OR @ Wonder
January 30 -- Vancouver, BC @ Venue
January 31 -- Seattle, WA @ Showbox Market
With Weezer and The Pixies
June 23 -- Tampa, FL @ MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre
June 26 -- New Orleans, LA @ Bold Sphere Music at Champions Square
June 27 -- Dallas, TX @ Starplex Pavilion
June 29 -- The Woodlands, TX @ The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
June 30 -- Austin, TX @ Austin360 Amphitheater
July 6 -- Cincinnati, OH @ Riverbend Music Center
July 7 -- Tinley Park, IL @ Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
July 8 -- Noblesville, IN @ Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center
July 10 -- Burgettstown, PA @ KeyBank Pavilion
July 11 -- Cuyahoga Falls, OH @ Blossom Music Center
July 13 -- Clarkston, MI @ DTE Energy Music Theatre
July 14 -- Toronto, ON @ Budweiser Stage
July 15 -- Syracuse, NY @ Lakeview Amphitheatre