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The new video by Beaux Gris Gris & The Apocalypse is a trippy vision of lockdown bliss

Beaux Gris Gris & the Apocolypse
(Image credit: Grow Vision)

“Routine bites hard,” sang Joy Division, “and ambitions are low”. As lockdown life becomes more routine and we get used to the sheer under-fuckingwhelmingness of the new normal, let the new video by Beaux Gris Gris & The Apocalypse twist yer melons and remind you of the wonder of life.

Beaux Gris Gris & The Apocalypse were formed as a blues-rock band by couple Greta Valenti and Robin Davey of alt.rockers Well Hung Heart (opens in new tab). Bungalow Paradise, though, is far from angst-filled blues.

With its faux 60s fonts and acid-fried visuals, Bungalow Paradise exudes a wide-eyed love of life and hangs on a playful smooth-country-jazz-reggae vibe. 

“Somewhere in a hideway, wasting our life away,” sings Greta as miniature horses gallop across carpet plains, dolphins fill their swimming pool and a buffalo grazes on their lawn. They might be in a bungalow, ”smoking weed and drinking beer” – and chewing each other’s face off through bandanas – but they’re dreaming big.

Fellow artists take note: THIS is how you do lockdown videos.

Tom Poak has written for the Hull Daily Mail, Esquire, The Big Issue, Total Guitar, Classic Rock, Metal Hammer and more. In a writing career that has spanned decades, he has interviewed Brian May, Brian Cant, and cadged a light off Brian Molko. He has stood on a glacier with Thunder, in a forest by a fjord with Ozzy and Slash, and on the roof of the Houses of Parliament with Thin Lizzy's Scott Gorham (until some nice men with guns came and told them to get down). He has drank with Shane MacGowan, mortally offended Lightning Seed Ian Broudie and been asked if he was homeless by Echo & The Bunnymen’s Ian McCulloch.