NYC glam rock band The Manimals release their new record on April 24, in conjunction with the highly anticipated Season Six premiere of Game of Thrones! SEVEN is a concept album inspired by George R. R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire– a lovingly geeky tribute that is electric, emotional, and epic. Titled SEVEN, it focuses each of its seven songs on a different character’s point of view- mirroring a technique employed by Martin in his bestselling series.
SEVEN was recorded in Brooklyn with Nate Jasensky. It is available digitally on Bandcamp and iTunes, and also as a limited edition hand-made map of Westeros that contains the download code.
Singer and writer Haley Bowery has been creating and posting art, writing, and behind-the-scenes content daily for over three months, which has been exclusive to Patreon donors, but it is also released as bonus content with purchases of the album.
The first video from the album is the track, “Talk,” which you can watch here:
“Talk” is told from Tyrion’s point-of-view, so we thought it would be fitting to make our first video in a bar, as he is a champion drinker. Since they also wanted it to serve as an introduction to the band, they chose their favorite filthy rock ‘n’ roll dive on the Lower East Side, Clockwork, to film the piece. Directed and filmed by Vonesper Studios, the plan was to tell a basic story about outsiders and loners coming together for one night of ridiculousness, and it was brought to another level by our drummer Matt’s unexpected- but somehow perfect- costume.
The song reflects Tyrion’s thoughts upon leaving King’s Landing, so there is melancholy and bitter-sweetness there… but told via upbeat pop punk, which reflects the relentless wit that has helped him survive in this world- he’s rarely too depressed for a good self-deprecating joke or a clever retort.