Is Tropical, a European music group, has just released a music video that features little boys chasing and injuring each other with guns in suburbia.
The video, which was inspired by Manga comic book violence, was filmed in France and shows young French children shooting and stabbing each other, fighting over drugs, and posing as Arab thugs. The video also includes splattered cartoon blood and a fake explosion of fire.
“The Greeks” music video is meant to show all facets of life, “and being young, or something,” says the band.
“Filmed in a sleepy French suburb,starring a group of the coolest kids in the cul-de-sac, The Greeks’ video reflects the song — it’s about everything, and kinda nothing, and being young, or something,” Is Tropical said.
The band also sought to include images that are “visually appealing and aesthetically relevant” to their group.
“Part Rumblefish, part Die Hard, part Akira, we wanted to work together to create something both visually appealing and aesthetically relevant to the band,” Is Tropical said. “We like kids, we like gangs, we really like daydreaming and imagination; the video straddles the line between nostalgia and the visual death-porn of our generation – the action film. Don’t get carried away by politics – this is a straight-up kid brawl the way it played out in your head when you were stealing your mum’s mascara to be like Arnie in Predator.”
Watch: “The Greek”