Video premiere: Mannequin Death Squad’s ‘Blue’ is an inter-species tale of love and heartbreak

With a killer film clip, to boot.

2018 was a big year for Melbourne punk-rock duo Mannequin Death Squad. Between the release of their belter of a single ‘Honey Punch’ and the time spent recording new material with renowned Australian producer Mark Opitz (Cold Chisel, Divinyls, INXS, Bad//Dreems), it seems this year is set to be another whopper.

Mannequin Death Squad welcome their latest single ‘Blue’ into the world today, coupled with a video clip that’s bound to be the best love story you see this Valentine’s Day. Thrashing drums and serrated riffs serve as a backdrop to a skateboarding gorilla cruising around Melbourne eating bananas and throwing back stubbies after being booted out of the house, because why not?

On the surface, it’s a pretty lighthearted clip, but ‘Blue”s lyrics add a little more depth to a story with which we can all relate — whether you’re human or ape.

“Basically Dan has been begging me for so long to have a skateboarding gorilla in one of our clips and I finally cracked,” says El, one half of Mannequin Death Squad.

“‘Blue’ is a song I wrote at 16 years of age in my ’90s poster-drowned out room. It feels to me like an angsty break-up song. It’s about who we vilify when we’re feelin’ kinda blue.”

If one thing’s for sure, a skateboarding ape and some blistering grunge is truly an unbeatable combo.

Check out the film clip for ‘Blue’ below: