Five-piece power band Harry Munk have a very practical approach to making their music videos, and it’s one that has captured their energy, vibe and creative expressions.
Inspired by the video to the Breadline single from their Pocket Full of Nothing album, we got in touch with a few questions about their videos.
D&CF: What inspired you to make your own videos?
HM: We started making our own videos because we couldn’t afford to pay anyone else to do it! Since then they have become a passion for us, and a very important part of what we do because videos add an illustration and capture the feeling of our music. We’ve also embraced being able to create exactly what we want visually as we feel it adds an authentic feel to our videos.
D&CF: How important are your visuals as an expression of the band?
HM: They are really important to us, we all really enjoy the process of writing and producing a new video because we have so much creative freedom which is important to us as a band. We love the way that people relate to our videos in different ways, so it is a different experience for each listener.
We also use some of our video work as projections that play behind us at live shows and this has become an important feature in our live performance which really adds to the atmosphere.
D&CF: Your Babylon vid has been compared to old Prodigy videos, and you say you wanted to ‘capture a dark alternative world with elements of humour and cool effects’. And your Breadline video is visually striking, too -are there themes that you try to bring through in your videos.
HM: Thank you! We’d probably say that a bit of creative madness is what drives all of our videos! We all love creating different personas and representing different side of our personalities through the looks we create. We like creating dark imagery and an industrial feel in our work and also travelling to different locations around Cornwall and Devon to add to the atmosphere.
D&CF: Breadline had some good aerial shots -how difficult was that?
HM: Kyzer has a drone that we used to get the aerial shots. It ended up stuck in a tree a few times but in the end we got the shots we wanted. He is still practicing his pilot skills!
We also built our own Dolly to get the moving shots for breadline using a ladder and some skateboard wheels!
D&CF: Do you have any more videos in the pipeline?
HM: YES!! We have lots of ideas and story boards that have been started and are planning to fit filming in this year in between gigs, rehearsals and recording. We are planning to go to London this year to do some location shots for new videos.
D&CF: Harry Munk thank you!
Harry Munk are Kara Maven (vocals), Beccy Chapman (bass), Kev Sinton (guitar), Kyzer (multi-Instrumentalist) and Bomber (saxophone)