• Denholm Hewlett

[Music/Film] Metal Preyers: PEPPA

Psychic Garden presents the original music video for "Peppa".


The first single from Teeth Agency's Metal Preyers album - A surrealist dystopian African Horror soundtrack. This transatlantic audiovisual project was created by London-based musician Jesse Hackett, Acholitronix singing legend Otim Alpha, Chicago artist Mariano Chavez, UK sound-system producer Lord Tusk and East-African music label Nyege Nyege Tapes.



"LORD PEPPA, KING OF THE SHADOWS. A FRENETIC METAMORPHOSIS. FEVER DREAMS FREE THE METALLIC SPIRITS AND NEON CREATURES OF THE KAMPALA UNDERWORLD." (Denholm Hewlett - Directors Statement)


The video was directed, filmed and edited by resident creative Denholm Hewlett, and stars Ugandan musician Otim Alpha as "Lord Peppa". The bulk of the video was shot in an abandoned swimming pool in Kampala, with extra footage and visuals shot by Derek Debru, Lord Tusk & Mariano Chavez.



The Metal Preyers audiovisual project was 6 weeks of music, art making, directing night shoots, and gin fuelled hell rides into the Kampala night world, based at the Nyege Nyege Tapes HQ and artist residency. Hackett had dreamt of making an industrial and ambient themed film soundtrack to accompany Mariano’s collection of striking visuals and paired it together with Lord Tusk's tough and ingenious veteran sound system sensibilities.


Artwork: Metal Preyers

The Metal Preyers album features an all-star cast of Ugandan musicians including Electro Acholi star Otim Alpha, multi instrumentalist Lawrence Okello and drummer Omutaba. The mood fluctuates between slow chopped screwed slabs of sound, fast paced to oozing sludge. The Metal Preyers soundtrack travels between syncopation's with a cut and paste feel that nods to DIY African cassette tape post punk-ism era and machine-esqe drone ambience, the sounds of ‘Snake spit defenders, slither drippers, screwed metallic preyers, helicopter drums, pulsing incinerator sounds.’



~ Check the link below to hear the entire record ~

https://nyegenyegetapes.bandcamp.com/album/metal-preyers


~ PSYCHIC GARDEN