Radkey, a punk band comprised of a trio of brothers from St. Joseph, Missouri, have released a chaotic video for their song “Glore” from the band’s debut album Dark Black Makeup.
The music video took ten weeks to complete and it was directed by Nicos Livesey, a music video director and artist based in London. To create the video, Livesey asked brothers Isaiah, Dee and Solomon Radkey “to list some stuff that they love and hate,” says their father Matt Radke.
Livesey is also the director behind an embroidered stop-motion animation for "Tharsis Sleeps" by Throne, a three-piece doom metal band from London. Each frame is made up of individual frames created entirely on industrial weaving machines
The video sees eerily accurate clay versions of Isaiah, Dee and Solomon Radke taking a psychedelic trip through several references to pop culture and the things they love and hate such as Batman, the Simpsons, SpongeBob and Zelda. In total, the animators used approximately 200 kilograms of clay to make this mind-bending animation.
The video draws from various claymation techniques and is heavily influenced by pioneers such as Bruce Bickford and David Daniels, and 90s MTV cartoons such as Beavis and Butthead and Celebrity Death Match.