Radkey, a punk band comprising a trio of brothers from St. Joseph, has released another video from its “Dark Black Makeup” album: a dazzling claymation film set to the song “Glore.”
Matt Radke, the brothers’ father, said work started on the project this summer and took about 10 weeks to complete. The video represents many of the brothers’ interests and favorites, including food, energy drinks, video games.
“The whole concept was thought up by Nicos Livesey,” Radke said. “He just asked the guys to list some stuff that they love and hate.” Livesey is a free-lance animation director from London. He had help from a team of stop-motion animators.
“It really makes me think of ‘Liquid Television,’” Radke said, referencing an animation show that ran on the BBC and MTV in the early 1990s. “I hope this will spark something to bring that type of program back.”
Radkey comprises brothers Isaiah, Dee and Solomon Radke. The band is touring Europe into early November. It has a show in Vienna on Thursday and shows in Germany this weekend.
“Dark Black Makeup,” released in August, is the band’s first full-length album. Read about the making of the album here.