VIDEO NEWS: BODEGA Release Video For New Single ‘Statuette on the Console’

Photo credit: Pooneh Ghana

BODEGA have released their new single Statuette on the Console, taken from their forthcoming album Broken Equipment.

The track has been recorded in nine different languages: English, Dutch, French, German, Greek, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish and Ukrainian. Vocalist Nik E Iki comments: “‘Statuette on the Console’ is a celebration of shedding other people’s ideology. When writing the song I was trying to understand myself by exploring my values, but I could only come up against what I was not. The ability to believe and the comfort of ideology or isms is not one I have within me although as the song says, I myself live by my own inherited platitudes.”

Alongside recording the vocals for the track, the video was also directed by Nik E Iki who adds: “I have a certain reverence for the symbols of religion; creating iconography with antiquated technology is a big part of my process for the art of BODEGA. For the song’s accompanying music video, I cast myself as the titular statuette on the console, miming the song on top of an old television set, wearing a halo made out of a laser disc. I also created a giant iPhone dongle out of cardboard, fabric and pillow stuffing. In our tech-obsessed world, the dongle is a symbol with godlike powers of animating silence. I see something tragic in the fragility of these dongles and our dependence on them. It’s only a matter of days before they become broken equipment.”

Like what you hear? Statuette on the Console is available to stream/purchase HERE.

Broken Equipment is due for release on 11th March 2022 via What’s Your Rupture?.

See BODEGA live at one of the following dates:

March 2022 

Fri 11th – BRIGHTON, UK – Prince Albert  SOLD OUT
Sat 12th – BRIGHTON, UK – Prince Albert (matinee)
Sat 12th – BRIGHTON, UK – Prince Albert (evening)  SOLD OUT
Sun 13th – PORTSMOUTH, UK – Wedgewood Rooms 
Mon 14th – CARDIFF, UK – Clwb Ifor Bach 
Tue 15th – BRISTOL, UK – The Fleece 
Thu 17th – BIRMINGHAM, UK – Hare & Hounds 
Fri 18th – LEICESTER, UK – International Arts Centre 
Sat 19th – BIRKENHEAD, UK – Future Yard 
Sun 20th – NEWCASTLE, UK – The Cluny 
Tue 22nd – GLASGOW, UK – Mono
Wed 23rd – GLASGOW, UK – Mono
Thu 24th – MANCHESTER, UK – Gorilla 
Fri 25th – SHEFFIELD, UK – Yellow Arch 
Sat 26th – LEEDS, UK – Brudenell Social Club 
Mon 28th – CAMBRIDGE, UK – Portland Arms 
Tue 29th – LONDON, UK – Moth Club
Wed 30th – LONDON, UK – Moth Club
Thu 31st – LONDON, UK – Moth Club  SOLD OUT

April 2022 

Sat 2nd – NIJMEGEN, NL – Doornroosje
Sun 3rd – AMSTERDAM, NL – Paradiso Noord 
Mon 4th – MAASTRICHT, NL – Muziekgieterij
Tue 5th – TOURCOING, FR – Le Grand Mix 
Wed 6th – PARIS, FR – La Maroquinerie
Thu 7th – ROUEN, FR – Le 106 
Fri 8th – NANTES, FR – Stereolux
Sat 9th – BORDEAUX, FR – Rock School Barbey 
Wed 13th – MADRID, ES – El Sol 
Thu 14th – VALENCIA, ES – Loco Club 
Fri 15th – BARCELONA, ES – La Nau 
Sat 16th – SAN SEBASTIAN, ES – Dabadaba
Sun 17th – TOULOUSE, FR – L’Ecluse Saint-Pierre
Tue 19th – NIMES, FR – Paloma 
Wed 20th – RIVOLI, IT – Circolo Della Musica
Thu 21st – PISA, IT – Lumiere
Fri 22nd – MILAN, IT – Magnolia 
Sat 23rd – BOLOGNA, IT – Covo Club 
Mon 25th – MUNICH, DE – Hansa 39 @ Feierwerk
Tue 26th – COLOGNE, DE – Bumann & Sohn 
Wed 27th – HAMBURG, DE – Molotow 
Fri 29th – ANTWERP, BE – Trix 
Sat 30th – LUXEMBOURG, LU – Out of the Crowd Festival

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