The official video for Beady Eye’s ‘Shine A Light’ has premiered on Vevo and YouTube.
The video features Liam Gallagher as a corrupt clergyman sinning up a storm. The band debauches their way through a candlelit feast and an after-dinner orgy. It’s all very rock n’ roll in a medieval sort of way. The band performs their Bo Diddley beat in a cavernous corridor during intervals, and a sexy nun prays ostensibly for their souls. The music video was directed by Charlie Lightening, who has directed other Beady Eye videos (‘Bring The Light,’ ‘The Roller,’ and ‘Millionaire’) and advertising for Pretty Green, Liam’s fashion label.
‘Shine A Light’ will be Beady Eye’s second single from their sophmore album, BE. It will be released on 19 August by Columbia Records.
Beady Eye was formed in 2009 from the ashes of Oasis. The band is essentially Oasis without estranged brother Noel. Liam Gallagher, Gem Archer, Andy Bell, and Chris Sharrock are among its lineup. Beady Eye’s new album, BE, debuted at number two in the UK album charts last month. After harsh criticisms for their debut album, Different Gear, Still Speeding, the band called in ace producer Dave Sitek to reinvigorate their sound. Sitek had previously worked with Yeah Yeah Yeahs, TV On The Radio, and Jane’s Addiction, and his contribution was essential to the pronounced evolution from their debut to BE. The album has courted controversy regarding Harri Peccinotti’s risque artwork portraying a semi-nude woman, the photographer’s wife. Some countries who have adopted laws regarding the age of consent have censored the cover because of the model’s minority.
Beady Eye have recently announced additional dates for their November British tour, which are currently available through their website. The tour kicks off on 7th November at Dublin’s Olympia and will conclude at London’s Hammersmith Apollo on 21st November.