‘And If You Should See Dave…’ video

Click the image above to watch the brand new video for And If You Should See Dave…, the first single to be taken from the forthcoming studio album Dark Matters which is released in September. The video was shot in Los Angeles this spring and was directed by Vadim Lasca. It shows a journey by car through LA, including stops at significant venues for the band such as the Whisky A Go Go and the Regent Theatre (scene of the band’s last US gig with Dave), with hints of Dave glimpsed throughout the video. The track itself is available to download from Friday 14th here. Enjoy the video…

JJ says: “We wanted to create a feeling of space, after all one of us was missing. Dave was a bit of a petrol head, he loved fast cars. The only time we made a video with a car was when we were in L.A and with the help of a Hollywood cameraman and a Stranglers’ friend, Dave Stump, we drove around the city in a 1964 Ford Mustang. That was the video for ‘All Roads Lead to Rome’. It felt appropriate to use that west coast psychedelic feel of the music to convey the mystery of Dave.”

Director Vadim Lasca adds: “I was 8 years old when I first heard The Stranglers, on a cassette with a mix of punk-rock music that defined my musical tastes. Having the fortune of working with The Stranglers has made me reconnect with my roots, not to mention the honour and responsibility of doing it with a song as personal as is this tribute to the great Dave Greenfield. I couldn’t be more honoured to be a part of this project for The Stranglers and Dave.”