Twelve Foot Ninja videos are ALWAYS humorous and supremely entertaining. But they may have outdone themselves with “Over and Out,” their latest single, the video of which is an absurdist, surrealist, absolutely bananas — and very visually pleasing — exploration into a man’s dreams. Like the song, the video stars guest vocalist Tatiana Shmayluk of Jinjer, both as herself and as a genie inside a fortune-telling machine.
Guitarist Stevic MacKay explains the video as follows:
“A man covered in cow s**t wanders the Australian bush seeking clarity. Tortured by recurring dreams about having no face, meeting the ferryman in a Finnish swamp, old twitchy people with straw heads, vacuuming the forest, cradling a pike and squash playing goat people who spoil Christmas and drink everyone’s dregs…The only obvious thing to do is find a door Goblin to suck ‘dream gravy’ (aka Vegemite) off his fingers so he can teleport to a Ukrainian mechanical genie to blow his mind with Australian metaphors about being f**ked in the head.”
Twelve Foot Ninja’s new album, Vengeance, arrives on October 15 as an immersive multimedia project, with the album being released simultaneously with The Wyvern and The Wolf, a high-fantasy novel written by Nicholas Snelling. Set in a grim and savage world, “The Wyvern and The Wolf” tells the tale of an orphaned samurai boy named Kiyoshi who is adopted by the ruthless leader of a clan of ninja. The original story of the Twelve Foot Ninja was conceived by Stevic MacKay and his partner Fiona Permezel. It was that concept which first inspired The Wyvern and The Wolf.
A graphic novel, Vengeance, is also available now, written by MacKay with artwork by George Evangelista, “Vengeance” sees the band’s namesake, the Twelve Foot Ninja, journey through alternate dimensions to take on an evil alien entity.
The album, novel, and graphic novel can all be purchased here.
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