Indoor Pets are in full force in the lead up to the release of their long-time-coming debut record, and frontman Jamie Glass has just got back from the filming of their latest music video.
“We’re re-releasing ‘Pro Procrastinator’,” he explains. “We’re shooting a new video; it’s wild.”
Featuring a procrastinating dinosaur, it’s a tad less creepy than the Frankenstein-like monsters CGI’d into their previous music video ‘Being Strange’, he says.
“‘Being Strange’ was very creepy, but we didn’t get involved in the creepiness until right at the end where we saw it all come together, I was being carried around by people in green suits… which I guess is kind of creepy. Whereas this one, we’re very much in the thick of it.”
Being in the thick of it is something Indoor Pets are very much used to; they’ve even got a track on their record dedicated to it. From a very public name change to a dropped album deal, this is a band who have been through a lot.
Thankfully, Indoor Pets are working through all the trials and tribulations of being an indie band in the 21st Century in their favour, and it even inspired the title for their debut album.
“‘Be Content’ [as in the synonym for satisfied] was a theme through [the record], but we also like the idea that you can interpret it as ‘Be Content’ [as in substance]. It depends on where your mind is.
“A lot of the time, things are not appreciated as much as they used to be, especially in music because it now comes down to delivering content for a lot of social media and stuff. For us, it’s a tongue in cheek reference to that, but also in reference to the fact that the whole album is really about trying to find a little bit of inner peace, like being unhappy with yourself and trying not to beat yourself up over it.”