Illinois’ American Football made their long-awaited return in 2016 with their ‘LP2’, the follow-up to 1999’s self-titled debut album. Mike Kinsella and friends have toured the US and Europe in the past months, ready to get back on the road for another leg of live dates which will touch base – for the first time in the history of the band – also in Japan. The band has now shared the video for ‘My Instincts Are The Enemy’, taken from the latest full-length released via Polyvinyl Records.
The video, directed by Chris Strong, follows a homesick Japanese man living in Illinois. The director himself explains: “Since the first American Football video for ‘Never Meant’ had so many Caucasians, I thought it might be interesting to do something that used exclusively Japanese and Japanese-Americans… Mike Kinsella and the band’s manager gave me the names of eight people they knew from previous music tours in Japan, and these people then helped to connect us with people in Japan who were interested in taking part.”
Watch the visuals for ‘My Instincts Are The Enemy’ below. American Football will be playing a batch of dates in the UK next September.