Director/ producer: Mascha Halberstad
Animation: Elmer Kaan
Props and Sets: Sebastian Doermann, Lorenzo Adamson
Costume design: Marije van Ouwerkerk
Production company: Superfelix
Image Post Production by FLOW
Compositing: Florentijn Bos, Kenn Kalvik Hedin,Harish Kumar
Grading: Jef Grosfeld
Today, alt-J premiere the video for Pusher – the latest track to be lifted from their critically acclaimed album This Is All Yours. Created by renowned collective Division Paris and directed by Thomas Rhazi, the video focuses on a man trying to speak louder to an uninformed society, addressing both freedom of choice, and love and hate.
The concept was imagined by frontman Joe Newman and director Thomas Rhazi. Thomas says: “The original idea was Joe’s one. It was about a guy breaking his neck in a very poetic way. We spoke about the British Speaker’s Corners – all those men and women in the late 70’s preaching for their own reasons and beliefs. I wanted this film to be very humanist and as deep and simple as it could be.”
The message that alt-J and Thomas have created is both penetrating and thought provoking: “The hero does the most excessive act because he can’t do anything else – shaking up people’s minds in those dark and sad times”, says Thomas.
alt-J are nominated for two awards at the BRITs 2015: British Group and British Album for their second number one selling LP This Is All Yours, which was also nominated for Best Alternative Music Album at the 2015 Grammy Awards. The nominations follow the three they received at the BRIT Awards 2013: British Breakthrough Act, British Group of the Year and British Album for their debut, An Awesome Wave, which also won the 2012 Mercury Music Prize and received the 2013 Ivor Novello Album Award.
This Is All Yours debuted at number one in the official UK album charts and number four on the US Billboard 200 upon release in September, and has sold in excess of half a million copies. The album contains the singles Every Other Freckle, Left Hand Free and Hunger Of The Pine, and is available to stream and buy in CD, digital and double-vinyl editions.
NEW MARILYN MANSON ALBUM ‘THE PALE EMPEROR’ COMING SOON
‘THE PALE EMPEROR’ TRACKLISTING:
Third Day Of A Seven Day Binge
The Mephistopheles Of Los Angeles
Warship My Wreck
Slave Only Dreams To Be King
The Devil Beneath My Feet
Birds Of Hell Awaiting
Cupid Carries A Gun
Odds Of Even
Manson collaborated on the new album, his first in over two years, with noted film composer/producer Tyler Bates (Guardians of the Galaxy, 300, The Watchmen.) Bates will also join Manson as a member of his band on the upcoming THE HELL NOT HALLELUJAH TOUR, which kicks off January 21st, 2015 in Washington D.C. Manson’s band on the national headlining tour also includes longtime bassist Twiggy Ramirez, Gil Sharone on drums and Paul Wiley on guitar.
OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO FOR “DEEP SIX”
Directed by surrealist artist Bart Hess “Deep Six” is the first single from Marilyn Manson’s forthcoming new album THE PALE EMPEROR due January 20th, 2015. Listen to “Deep Six” here: www.marilynmanson.com.