OLIVER JAMES HYMANS
theatre - puppetry - creative learning
Music Video - "SPELL"
Director Simon Owens
Puppetry - Oliver Hymans, Oliver Smart, Chloe Purcell
Record Label - Domino Records
Producer - Georgia Rose
Exec Producer - Luke Tierney
Production Company - FRIEND
Cast - Rose Lucas, Mattia Sonnino
DOP - Harry Wheeler
Art Direction & Set Design - Hatty Ellis Coward @ Studio Augmenta
Hot Chip released 'A Bath Full Of Ecstasy', their brilliant seventh album crystallising the sound they’ve become celebrated for – bridging euphoria and melancholy with colourful melodies, idiosyncratic vocalisations and pounding electronic pop rhythms.
In this dark and mischievous music video, director Simon Owens brought together a team of three puppeteers to manipulate and puppeteer bedroom objects and furniture. The result is a warped and playful bedroom misadventure.
Having originally started life as a track for Katy Perry (Alexis Taylor and Joe Goddard contributed to her 2017 album Witness), “Spell” showcases some of the more experimental vocal production found on A Bath Full of Ecstasy.