Wendell Borton – Changing Room (Video Premiere)
Watch the colourful new music video from Glasgow's Wendell Borton for their latest single, Changing Room
Glasgow's Wendell Borton are back with their new single Changing Room, part of a double A-side set for release via Milenci Records on 24 September, and The Skinny are delighted to be premiering its accompanying uber colourful music video which you can watch in the player above (click here if it's not displaying properly).
With guitars reminiscent of The Undertones' Teenage Kicks and a sound indebted to bands like Weezer, Wendell Borton's latest effort, Changing Room, is catchy as hell. "Changing Room is an indication of a more mature, self-assured version of our band and is, what I feel, a return to form after various line-up changes and personal circumstances which have forced us to evolve," singer and guitarist Daryl Rankin tells us. "It's written from an autobiographical stance and focuses on elements of both of my child and adult life that I have struggled with personally, but ultimately overcome through learning to adapt, change and move with the world around me.
"The video offsets the slightly serious subject matter; we wanted to have fun with it and I feel it accurately reflects our close friendship as well as our co-existence as bandmates. Basically, we put a green screen up and fooled around in front of a camera. I shot and edited the video myself; I'm sure those better qualified to create this type of content would argue that it has its flaws, but I love its energy and think it suits the track down to the ground.
"Musically, I think we are creating our best work yet and this release is a taste of what's to come on our album. We have written and demoed the record in its entirety and are fine-tuning the tracks before hopefully going to the studio next year to record. We did this single with Mark Morrow through in Edinburgh and think his production style really suits our sound; he's an excellent producer and brought a lot to the table on this release.
"All in all we are collectively very proud of this work and I'm beyond excited to let the world hear it," Rankin concludes. "We have been slaving away in the practice room without gigging much over the past year, but finally feel we are in a place to be out playing our new songs. It's a very exciting time for our band, and to finally have this release out after a sustained period of writing is a very good feeling indeed."