"Talk" from the upcoming album SEVEN (4.24.16)
Video © 2016 Vonesper Studios
The Manimals are: Haley Bowery, Jack Breslin, Michael Jayne, Chris Norwood, and Matt O'Koren.
Filmed at Clockwork Bar, NYC
The Manimals are not sponsored by any of the cheap beers featured in this video.
NYC glam rock band The Manimals have just released their new record on April 24, in conjunction with the highly anticipated Season Six premiere of Game of Thrones. SEVEN is a concept album inspired by George R. R. Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire- a lovingly geeky tribute that is electric, emotional, and epic. Titled SEVEN, it focuses each of its seven songs on a different character’s point of view- mirroring a technique employed by Martin in his bestselling series. It will be available digitally on Bandcamp and iTunes, and also as a limited edition hand-made map of Westeros that will contain the download code.
"Talk" is told from Tyrion's point-of-view, so we thought it would be fitting to make our first video in a bar, as he is a champion drinker. Since they also wanted it to serve as an introduction to the band, they chose their favorite filthy rock 'n' roll dive on the Lower East Side, Clockwork, to film the piece. Directed and filmed by Vonesper Studios, the plan was to tell a basic story about outsiders and loners coming together for one night of ridiculousness, and it was brought to another level by our drummer Matt's unexpected- but somehow perfect- costume. The song reflects Tyrion's thoughts upon leaving King's Landing, so there is melancholy and bittersweetness there... but told via upbeat pop punk, which reflects the relentless wit that has helped him survive in this world- he's rarely too depressed for a good self-deprecating joke or a clever retort.
About the Band
The Manimals have been playing the NYC circuit since 2011, marrying party rock with poetry to produce raucous anthems and inspire sing-alongs and dancing wherever they go. Singer Haley Bowery has been known to shower the audience with whiskey from a glittery supersoaker and douse herself in fake blood, while the entire band jubilantly chug beers and ditch their clothing on command. Their ecstatic, cathartic live show is a throwback to the wild thrills of early punk rock, but with lyrical intensity and melodic heights rarely found in its modern iterations. Their vibrant and aggressive debut album, Born Strange, was released in 2012. SEVEN will be their second release, and contains some of their most exciting and powerful material yet. The Manimals are: Haley Bowery, Jack Breslin, Michael Jayne, Chris Norwood, and Matt O'Koren.