Pulling strings: Demob Happy become puppet masters in their ‘Dead Dreamers’ video

Demob Happy become puppet masters in their ‘Dead Dreamers’ video

The puppets try to emulate the band and do a spot of light headbanging.

Brighton grunge-heads Demob Happy recently returned with ‘Dead Dreamers’, their first new track since their ‘Dream Soda’ album two years ago – and we’re still rejoicing!

The barbed single now has a brand new video, directed by Old Swiss – hurrah! And it features puppets! Erm… Now, puppets can either be quite endearing, like The Muppets, or they can come across as kind of demonic. The ones in this video do attempt to emulate Demob by playing a few instruments, growing their hair and a beard (cute), but then they also seem to attempt to torture each other by holding screwdrivers to each other’s eyes (creepy).

Speaking of the new video in a statement, frontman Matt Marcantonio explained: “It’s the fruit of a long weekend and three spare puppets to mess with. We grew up watching Jim Henson films like The Dark Crystal, that was our childhood, and it’s the sort of idea you conjure up but never think you’ll do. Then we ended up with these spare puppets and we couldn’t afford actors so we got all our friends together and made it over a lost weekend. We just fucked around till we got something good.”

Watch the video for ‘Dead Dreamers’ and see Demob Happy’s upcoming tour dates below.

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18 London, O2 Forum **
25 Manchester, SoundControl *
28 Birmingham, Sunflower Lounge *
30 Brighton, Green Door Store *
31 London, Camden Assembly *

(* with Gang Of Youths, ** with The Cribs)