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Baby Godzilla battlesuit up in new video

Baby Godzilla - The Great Hardcore Swindle 02

Oh man, if this isn’t the most entertaining video I’ve seen all year, I certainly can’t remember what the others were.

If for nothing else, Baby Godzilla are already legends for how great a show they put on. We’ve seen them both in the flesh, at this year’s Takedown Festival, and also peripherally as they played another room at the Skyharbor/Circles show in Milton Keynes last year, when one of the guitarists burst outside into the smoking area and screamed his lines at us.

Clearly this also extends to their video output, and their latest, for the track “The Great Hardcore Swindle“, is their best yet. The premise is simple: each member was given £25 to make a battlesuit, so that they “may die with honour”.

The results are utterly hilarious:

In a four-way battle royale, the BG boys batter between five and the full seven hells out of each others with sticks, wicker garden torch flamethrowers, and…erm, potatoes?

I can’t imagine much more fun being had of an afternoon. When I was about 10, one of my friends invented a game whereby he’d create elaborate weapons out of rolled up newspaper and then twat me with them. This naturally resorted to retaliation, the forging of alliances, technoligical advances, and the full-blown newspaper war of my 11th birthday. My dad was finding mulched ‘throwing knives’ in the garden years later.

Musically, it’s more than up to scratch. Although it’s easy to be caught up in the physicality of the whirlwind that is Baby Godzilla, they have the chops to match it. The track actually reminds me a bit fof fellow British weirdmongers Down I Go, and that is certainly no bad thing.

The Great Hardcore Swindle” is seemingly a stand-alone single, and is available to pre-order physically on limited edition blue vinyl from Enter Shikari-affiliated label Ambush Reality, as well as digitally through all the usual avenues. The link also includes a Shikari remix of the track.

Baby Godzilla are due to play Tramlines festival this Saturday, as well as ArcTanGent next month, and have a few south coast shows in between. They’ll then be on the road with Feed The Rhino on their UK tour in October!