“Let’s face it, we’re a stupid band,” Alestorm frontman Christopher Bowes recently told us. “Everything we do, especially these days, is all about, ‘How can we turn this song into a joke, but also make it a good song?’ I think it’s because we aren’t serious people. We’re not grim or angry or at war with the world, we’re just pretty chill about life. So it’d be kind of disingenuous of us to write songs where we have this gloomy outlook — it’s just not who we are. We’re just very happy people.”
True to form, the self-described “Pirate Metal Drinking Crew” dropped a light-hearted and totally zany new music video today (June 6th), for the song “Shit Boat (No Fans),” off the band’s freshly released album, Curse of the Crystal Coconut. Watch below.
“Oh wow, everyone knows that short songs are the best songs, so naturally we had to make a music video for the shortest song on our album,” Alestorm commented in a joint statement. “This animation was put together by the lovely people at RMIT University in Melbourne, and it features all the classic elements of an Alestorm video: Magical Girl transformations, giant Hungarian men dropping turds on your garden, rubber ducks, and crudely drawn cartoon penises. Enjoy!”
Producer Aaron McLoughlin added, “Yeah, the pandemic has been tough on everyone, but it’s going to take a helluva lot more than that to stop RMIT Animation students from drawing pirates. The video took 17 weeks to complete and lecturer Simon Norton did an awesome job producing and directing it under quarantine. Each team member worked from home to create the most epic swashbuckling pirate adventure you’re likely to see this year!”