Armstrong Release Music Video featuring UK Muay Thai Champ Amy Pirnie

Alternative Scots Armstrong have released a new music video for their song “Bend. Buckle. Break” (watch below). The video stars Muay Thai boxer and current ISKA British champion Amy Pirnie.

“We had initially planned on using actresses for the main roles and had the opportunity to use the Inferno Fighters gym in Rutherglen for the shoot,” says vocalist Nicole Mason. “We went to speak to the guys who ran the gym and told them what we were thinking of and they suggested that actresses might not look the part and said that they could speak to Amy. For ourselves, there was no decision to make between using an actress to play the part of a fighter and using someone who actually lived and breathed the exact story we were trying to tell. The fact that Amy was the current UK champ was just an added bonus!”

The video documents a female fighter competing in a typically male-dominated sport. The band and Pirnie both hope the video will bring Muay Thai to a wider audience, particularly for female athletes. “The sport is getting increasingly popular world-wide, however I don’t think it gets the recognition that it deserves,” says Pirnie. “Each athlete that competes puts their life and soul into preparation which takes over all aspects of their life as the sport is hugely demanding and competitive. I would like to think that it will inspire more young females to get involved in the sport for the future!”

“Bend. Buckle. Break” is off the band’s self-titled debut EP, available on iTunes.

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