London dance pop group, Is Tropical, indulge in their youthful boy fantasies with abandon in this video for “The Greeks.” Shot in a nice little French suburb by MEGAFORCE, it follows a scruffy bunch of kids who have taken over the streets, cook “drogues” in basement labs, and are constantly executing each other in the most gruesome ways.
The video purposely walks a fine line between boyhood nostalgia and “the visual death-porn of our generation — the action film.” The makers encourage you to remain calm, “this is a straight-up kid brawl the way it played out in your head when you were stealing your mums mascara to be like Arnie in ‘Predator.’ It isn’t a shocking rebuke to our drama queen, populist news culture either. Just naive, blissful shoot-yr-mate until he’s definitely dead war-games, the way you wish it still could be.”
Watching children in this blood an brains splatter fest, I was left mild state of shock and despair over one sickening image in particular — who pours ketchup over roast chicken like that?!