…landscape of nuclear annihilation, VIDEO: THE IMBECILES – One Hand Tommy [Shane Beam, animator]
The Imbeciles – The Imbeciles is available now Apple Music.
by Walter Price
Pick a flavor, from the Butthole Surfers, Eagles of Death Metal, Ten Benson to Ween, and stops in-between, rock n roll has had its righteous purveyors of noise. Chaotic sonics used to tell various tales of darkly poetic and tactile, oft off-kilter, scenarios. And the art form is alive and kickin’, as The Imbeciles’ recent single/video, “One Hand Tommy”, is as twisted and crunchy as they come. The band’s Butch Dante adds some backstory, “Tommy is an almost mythical figure: An Everyman or ‘Everychild.’ Vulnerable but brave, he represents innocence and hope in a desperate world.”…Timely, to say the least.
And the film, animated by Shane Beam and a nod to the French arthouse classic Le Ballon Rouge (The Red Balloon), is described as, “…a child trapped in a dystopian landscape of nuclear annihilation with only a giant killer snake for company.” And its as unsettling as it is thought-provoking, a visual masterstroke.
So, come on feel the noise and open your eyes to this soon to be classic film…
Band photo by Tom Sheehan // Video animated by Shane Beam
THE IMBECILES UK TOUR – NOVEMBER 2020
12 – London, Shacklewell Arms (tickets)
13 – Brighton, Green Door Store (tickets)
14 – Leeds, Royal Park Cellars (tickets)
15 – Birmingham, The Victoria (tickets)
17 – Glasgow, Hug & Pint (tickets)
18 – Tynemouth, Surf Cafe (tickets)
19 – Manchester, The Talleyrand (tickets)
20 – Bristol, The Lanes (tickets)