Fist City have unveiled their raucous, B-movie inspired video for ‘Let’s Rip’, taken from their forthcoming album It’s 1983, Grow Up, reissued by Transgressive Records on May 19th.
The girl gang video was directed by Fist City’s guitarist/lead singer Kier Fist who explains the making of this awesome concept:
“Coming up with the idea for the video was pretty easy - the song is about falling for a knife-wielding tough-gal in a girl gang so we just went with that. We told our pals to meet us at this dumpy bar called Cudos with weapons and fake blood. Our bass player Brittany and few other friends bartend there and knew that the bar owner was out of town; so we pretty much took the place over. I wanted the video to be campy, violent, and fun. The whole thing was done on a zero dollar budget; it came together with a few pitchers of beer and the radness of a pack of weirdo pals who came out to get vicious and bloodied.”
‘Let’s Rip’ is one of two new tracks added to the remastered album, following its original release. The new edition of the album will be released on vinyl alongside a limited edition cassette version on Jen Long’s Transgressive imprint, Kissability.
Forming in Lethbridge, a smallish southern Alberta town, in 2010, Fist City jelled from the ashes of various punk bands to form a storming blend of garage-fuelled, surf-tinged, scuzzy rock n roll. The band just cruised through the UK recently leaving a no-holds-barred live show and uncompromising attitude over a whistle stop tour that visited Manchester, Bristol and London.