How did the new video get made?

Planet X asks Steve Jeffery what the video is about and how it was made

Fat Jack is the first 2D Animation from Planet X https://youtu.be/-eiD9XX9hA4

PX: What is the new video about?

SJ: We wanted something different for the summer surf release so looked at how we could mix retro Californian beach imagery with an underlying hint of the macabre.

The tracks themselves are inspired by early surf pioneers and musicians who set the culture and vibe of the scene back in the day.

For the video we took it and applied the darker skew of Killer Tone Jones using 2 and 3D animation and live footage.

PX: There are some very large people in the video….

SJ: Yep, we wanted to contrast the honed and bronzed bodies of the surfers and the effects of the food and drinks used to promote the culture. They contradict each other and the waste contributes to ruining the seas and beaches that draw the people into surfing.

I remember vividly one of the original protest groups , Surfers Against Sewage in the UK back in the last century https://www.sas.org.uk/ This and the photography of Martin Parr and his portrayal of New Brighton in his famous photo series The Last Resort https://pro.magnumphotos.com/C.aspx?VP3=SearchResult&ALID=2S5RYDYDHEB9 helped shaped the setting and storyline.

We transported it to the other side of the globe and to the beaches and surf culture of the 1950s and 60s.

PX: How was the video made?

SJ: The video is a mixture of 2D and 3D animation with some live footage and photos I’ve taken.

The images were animated using Da Vinci Resolve and we added some green screen surfer skeletons and Killer Tone Jones footage to the mix.

It took some time to do as a lot of the images were hand cut from old magazines , photographed using my Nikon D5300 and digitised.

This process gave us the maximum amount of flexibility and a great number of options when piecing the scenes together.

Beauty and ……
….the beast?

PX: Are you happy with the outcome?

SJ: Yes, for our first full length attempt at a 2D based animation it works well. Lots to learn for future projects! Can’t wait!

PX: It isn’t the usual type of video associated with this type of music. Do you think that will be a problem?

SJ: Yes, it will be for sure. Many people into this type of music are broadminded and happy to take things as they are, however it will no doubt upset some people. But if it doesn’t then it isn’t rock and roll !!!

PX: What’s next?

SJ: Working on the video for our Halloween release ‘Helloween’. This is still in development but may well be a mixture of animation and live footage.

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Planet X is proud to beam down some 2D animation and surf macabre from Killer Tone Jones! It’s the first video release from the new EP Bombora: Surfin’ for Psycho’s.

The EP features four new original tracks Big Fat Jack’s Shack, Rip Curl Perl , Tiki Beat and Drums Of The Dead.

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The new video mixes real life footage, with green screen and 2D animations. This makes a heady mix of the strange, surreal and macabre with all the taste of a long lost B Movie.

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With only a week to go before the release of Killer Tone Jones debut EP ‘Crush The Bone’ Planet X asked The Dead Beat King about the stories behind the songs on the EP.

PX: what are this collection of songs about?

KTJ: They are all based upon strange real life stories, Sci Fi literature and Movies.Which are general themes of a lot of KTJ music.

PX: Is Crush The Bone based on a film?

KTJ: No, it’s based upon the case of three Cannibals who lived in Florida USA. They feasted on human flesh eating it to prevent diseases like Diabetes and depression.

They were arrested in 2017 and I read about it when I was sitting in a Disney theme park. I imagined how ludicrous it was to claim eating people could cure you. So the song puts the listener at the dinner table, obsessing over human flesh and craving more and more.

PX: It sounds like Some early Cramps tracks, was this intentional?

KTJ: yes, we pushed the type of sounds the cramps used back in the early 1980s, majoring on a hard feedback fuzz guitar and Gretsch twang.

We also used that famous Nik Knox Tom sound but added slap bass courtesy of Serena Sykes.

PX: The Girl from Planet X must be B Movie based?

KTJ: yes, it has those kind of visuals, but it actually based on Edgar Rice Boroughs 1912 classic Princess of Mars, which is the main John Carter trilogy.

We looked to bring in some early B52s influences on the backing Vocals and mixed this with raw guitars and rim shots.

PX: Death Cabaret has a slower pace and sleazier feel to it, was that deliberate?

KTJ: Yes, it is about a dream or more accurately a nightmare where a 1930s Berlin nightclub Cabaret is taken over by the X Factor. The only difference is that instead of a golden buzzer failing contestants are introduced to members of the gestapo.

We got added sleaze in the mix with sax riffs played by Charlotte Beattie. This gave the track the swing it needed and late night/ early morning feel.

PX: what is Live:Die:Repeat about?

KTJ: The song title was taken from a strap line of a Sci Fi film called ‘Edge of Tomorrow.’

The film had its main protagonists living the same day over and over again until they find a way to defeat ruthless alien invaders who have taken over most of Planet Earth.

PX: what does this collection of songs say about future releases?

KTJ: next up we have a surf EP for the summer, but the same production and musicians have been used.

One of the tracks ‘Big Fat Jacks Shack’ has already been played on internet radio several times and we hope that the twang is the thang for this summer!

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With only a week to go before the release of Killer Tone Jones debut EP ‘Crush The Bone’ Planet X asked The Dead Beat King about the stories behind the songs on the EP.

PX: what are this collection of songs about?

KTJ: They are all based upon strange real life stories, Sci Fi literature and Movies.Which are general themes of a lot of KTJ music.

PX: Is Crush The Bone based on a film?

KTJ: No, it’s based upon the case of three Cannibals who lived in Florida USA. They feasted on human flesh eating it to prevent diseases like Diabetes and depression.

They were arrested in 2017 and I read about it when I was sitting in a Disney theme park. I imagined how ludicrous it was to claim eating people could cure you. So the song puts the listener at the dinner table, obsessing over human flesh and craving more and more.

PX: It sounds like Some early Cramps tracks, was this intentional?

KTJ: yes, we pushed the type of sounds the cramps used back in the early 1980s, majoring on a hard feedback fuzz guitar and Gretsch twang.

We also used that famous Nik Knox Tom sound but added slap bass courtesy of Serena Sykes.

PX: The Girl from Planet X must be B Movie based?

KTJ: yes, it has those kind of visuals, but it actually based on Edgar Rice Boroughs 1912 classic Princess of Mars, which is the main John Carter trilogy.

We looked to bring in some early B52s influences on the backing Vocals and mixed this with raw guitars and rim shots.

PX: Death Cabaret has a slower pace and sleazier feel to it, was that deliberate?

KTJ: Yes, it is about a dream or more accurately a nightmare where a 1930s Berlin nightclub Cabaret is taken over by the X Factor. The only difference is that instead of a golden buzzer failing contestants are introduced to members of the gestapo.

We got added sleaze in the mix with sax riffs played by Charlotte Beattie. This gave the track the swing it needed and late night/ early morning feel.

PX: what is Live:Die:Repeat about?

KTJ: The song title was taken from a strap line of a Sci Fi film called ‘Edge of Tomorrow.’

The film had its main protagonists living the same day over and over again until they find a way to defeat ruthless alien invaders who have taken over most of Planet Earth.

PX: what does this collection of songs say about future releases?

KTJ: next up we have a surf EP for the summer, but the same production and musicians have been used.

One of the tracks ‘Big Fat Jacks Shack’ has already been played on internet radio several times and we hope that the twang is the thang for this summer!

It’s Psychotic, hypnotic and a real rock and roll tonic

The first release from Killer Tone Jones in 2019!

Planet X is preparing to release a 4 track EP in April 2019. The EP will feature Crush The Bone a track from Killer Tone Jones’ debut album Growl as well as three other tracks  The Girl from Planet X, Live:Die: Repeat and Death Cabaret.

Click here for a video exclusive Crush The Bone EP Promo Video

Apart from Killer Tone Jones the tracks feature Steve Jeffery from The Midniters, Serena Sykes from Bamboozle and Lottie B from The Jive Aces.

The dead beat sound of Killer Tone Jones is a mixture of B movie nightmares and garage laced with vintage Gretsch and Fender twang.

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