Well well well, how to explain the make-up…
I thought the shadow puppetry would be the biggest project I’d find myself working on this year but the Funeral Punk band I share the blame for, Cadaver Club has equaled that workload and will probably leave it for dust very soon.
With Cadaver Club, myself, along with the other members have realised we can mix all our talents and loves into one big melting pot (or cauldron) and create art, music, video, storytelling, performance and anything else we can dream up under one name. Our mutual love of Hallowe’en and the darker side of things is the foundation of the band and is what directs everything we do, albeit with a wry smile.
We have been working hard recording our debut album, “A Fate Worse Than Life” and are funding and releasing it through a PledgeMusic campaign which is going great so far. We have also shot videos for the campaign and some of the songs and are rehearsing for the tour we have booked around Hallowe’en to promote the launch of the album.
This is where the traditional art comes in. I have designed the T-shirt and the album sleeve at present. I’m now drawing the illustrations for the lyric book that we are also offering and preparing the original song inspired paintings that have already been ordered through PledgeMusic.
We’re all having great fun doing this and we work so well together.
Our new video for the single Dead Air was released yesterday and was directed by Olivia Johnson Murphy, filmed by Ronan McGrade and stars Brian Murphy as the lost soul who has yet to accept his fate. You should have seen the looks we got while shooting it on a narrow country road on a blazing hot day in the Summer. I never knew make-up could run so much!
Which brings us back to the start, how to explain the make-up – midlife crisis!
You can watch the Dead Air video here, enjoy!