Photo credit: Sean Black
PUPPY RELEASE NEW MUSIC VIDEO FOR ‘POWDER BLUE’ FROM THEIR iii EP;
A REMINDER OF METAL’S COLLECTIVE SPIRIT IN CUT-OFF TIMES
iii EP NOW AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER ON TRANSLUSCENT GREEN VINYL
Last year, Puppy put together an ambitious treatment for a music video to accompany ‘Powder Blue’, a song from their iii EP; it involved a shedload of pyro, stage props & lighting, with Puppy performing a killer heavy metal gig to a huge crowd, the kind they’d “watched on MTV as kids”.
Long-story-short, in the build up to the shoot, everything went to shit, and without planning it that way, Puppy ended up being filmed playing a ‘socially distanced show’ to an empty room.
The resulting video presents itself as a heart-warming reminder of why we all do this heavy metal lark, reflecting honestly on being a band in a quarantined world.
Check it out for yourself, HERE.
“‘Powder Blue’ is the first song on our last EP, iii. We called it that because it was our third EP, and because there are three of us in the band. For whatever reason, triptychs, triplets, three-pieces & trilogies felt quite important to us at that point.
The whole idea with the songs on ‘iii’ was that they should sound like what they are; three people in a room together, with little to no over-dubs, add-ons or studio wizardry.
It’s fitting then that, because of world events, the video ended up mirroring this concept in its simplicity.
We had a lot of ambitious ideas for this video going into it, and for many reasons these didn’t exactly play out how we’d hoped. But we like this video now precisely because of its limitations; because, like the EP, it’s a record of three people coming together to try and make something bigger than the sum of their parts. The fact that we failed miserably doesn’t seem to matter as much now.”
Following the digital release of Puppy’s iii EP via Spinefarm Records late last year, fans will soon be able to own the six-tracker pressed onto translucent green vinyl – picked to perfectly compliment the official artwork, created by Puppy drummer, Billy Howard Price.
Pre-orders are live now HERE with an official release date of May 22nd 2020.
iii was recorded in Hackney’s (largely analogue) Holy Mountain Studios, around the corner from the rehearsal space where Puppy first started making music together, with producer Misha Hering.
- Powder Blue
- Star Of The Sea