Piney Gir‘s new video, for dreamy retro-pop single ‘Peanut Butter Malt Shop Heartthrob’, is surprisingly not set in the 50s Americana diner that is conjured up listening to the surf guitar accompanying Piney’s salty-sweet vocal. It’s set in the big aquatic shop just by my mum’s house on the A3. And it’s flipping gorgeous! Piney explains:
“We filmed the video at Lynwood Aquatics just outside of London. There is a main attraction there; Lilly the 30-year-old tropical fish. I work in the shop and serenade the fish while I am sweeping and cleaning the tanks, feeding the fish, etc… and then a magical transformation occurs. The fish becomes a handsome sax player (Tomas Greenhalf) dressed all in white reminiscent of Frankie Avalon’s ‘Beauty School Dropout’ performance in the 1978 film ‘Grease.’ I then have a makeover of my own, becoming a Pricilla Presley kind of starlet, wearing a dress covered in fish fins and feathers. I dance among the fish tanks surrounded by blue neon lights and tropical fish. It’s trippy… it’s unclear if this is all a dream, a figment of my imagination, or if some kind of magic did happen in the tropical fish and aquarium shop that day revealing my Prince Charming.”
Viva Lilly the fish, and viva Piney.
Come see her (Piney, not Lilly) perform live this Tuesday 19 Feb 2019 at Paper Dress Vintage in Hackney, along with Lone Taxidermist (solo set) and Samantha Whate.