Piney Gir reveals the video for the new single Dreamcatcher created by animator Geoff Howell, featuring a penguin enjoying the freedom of the open road and encountering some interesting characters, a little bit of violence and trouble along the way.
Piney spoke to The Fountain about the video and her love of playing Scotland.
TF: A new video, how exciting, what can we expect from that?
Thanks! I have teamed up with Geoff Howell to make another animated video, this time Penguin goes on a desert road trip and has a punch up with the locals, followed by a run-in with Johnny Law. I love his warped and twisted humour and also Penguin, which is a recurring theme in Geoff’s work.
TF: Who came up with the concept for this one?
Geoff totally came up with it, I gave him the song and he just ran with it. I fully trust him to make an awesome vid as his work is so strong I know whatever he does will be great, I’m really lucky to have such a talented friend.
TF: When can we look forward to seeing you perform in Scotland?
Oh man, I just played in Edinburgh with Gaz Coombes last week, and we played Glasgow last spring, however there is more touring on the cards before the end of the year and I’m hopeful that will bring me to Scotland. If not, I will defo make it early next year when the full album comes out. I love Scotland, there is such a cool scene there.
TF: What has been your favourite gig to date, do you have one?
It’s very hard to pick just one, I’ve had so much fun playing so many shows and a lot of them have been ace! One that springs to mind just now was a show we did in Aberdeen at The Lemon Tree, it was such a great vibe there, it was a winter tour but felt like a summer festival, it was so warm and welcoming. We convinced our tour manager to wear a bumblebee suit and come out for the last song and do a stage dive. It was a really fun, high point of our tour. Afterwards we tried a famous deep fried Mars bar, but it was a bit rich to eat the whole thing but I’m glad we tried it.
TF: What inspired the name Piney Gir?
I made it up when I was a very small child. I called myself Piney, I don’t know why. I just said that was my name “Hi, I’m Piney.” Gir was because I never could say ‘girl’ properly so I called myself a gir (pronounced gear). When it came time for me to release a solo album, I ummed and aaahed about what to call myself and then I remembered I already had a name, so there it is!