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Queen Pinky

"Queen Pinky", the third release from The Murlocs latest album, Calm Ya Farm

The Murlocs perform their love ballad "Queen Pinky" to an empty jazz lounge. Suddenly, a mysterious, elegantly dressed figure materializes at a table towards the back of the room. Ambrose departs the stage, dancing seductively towards this caped, martini-sipping figure. As the chorus swells, the figure uncloaks its identity: a devilish doppelganger. All hell breaks loose.

  • Hayden Somerville
  • Ruby Thomas
  • Marcus Cropp
    Director of Photography
  • Amrbose Kenny-Smith
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
    Music Video
  • Genres:
    Supernatural, Comedy, Music Video, darkcomedy
  • Runtime:
    3 minutes 58 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    May 15, 2023
  • Production Budget:
    2,000 USD
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Director Biography - Hayden Somerville

Hayden Somerville is a writer-director based in Melbourne, Australia. His work wades through a world of absurdism and dark comedy, always searching for humour in tragedy. A background in music led Somerville to music videos, where he first experimented with film. Having worked with acts such as Mildlife, No Zu, RVG and The Murlocs, he’s developed a tone that blurs the distinction between realism and illusion. Somerville has recently completed his first narrative short, Book Club.

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Director Statement

I’d always loved the band, I reached out and was in luck – they needed a clip! ‘Queen Pinky’ is a beautiful love ballad. I really dug the track. After chatting with Ambrose, we started riffing ideas on a live performance piece. A close friend of mine was reading a lot about the devil at the time. The devil is inside all of us. And I couldn’t stop thinking about the devil. And I’d never worked with the devil before. It would be nice to see the devil having fun, getting lost in the music and the beautiful sentiment of the song. Once we aimed the clip towards this, a little narrative started to occur. A jazz club. Then Ambrose came up with the punches, he really wanted those. The band looked beautiful in the club we found. All thanks to the crew, and Marcus especially. I’d never seen The Murlocs in this sort of world, looking and feeling like this before. They performed so well, It was really nice with lots of laughs. A special day.