Puppets pleasuring themselves in Becky and Joe's wonderfully NSFW new video

Posted by Rob Alderson,

A few months ago we were wowed by Becky Sloan and Joseph Pelling’s psychedelic plasticine video for Tame Imapala and by jove they’ve done it again, except this time it’s all a bit darker. For Unknown Mortal Orchestra’s new number the duo have created a modern parable about life, loneliness and, well, self-love. It’s a strangely affecting couple of minutes (considering how much onanism there is) with the protagonist’s trials and tribulations brought to life with the help of some rather charming puppets. And with an arrogant TV chef, a laughing horse and the worst therapist IN THE WORLD all in the mix it’s fair to say you’ve never really seen anything quite like this.

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    Becky and Joe: Unknown Mortal Orchestra – Swim and Sleep (Like a Shark) (still)

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    Becky and Joe: Unknown Mortal Orchestra – Swim and Sleep (Like a Shark) (still)

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    Becky and Joe: Unknown Mortal Orchestra – Swim and Sleep (Like a Shark) (still)

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    Becky and Joe: Unknown Mortal Orchestra – Swim and Sleep (Like a Shark) (still)

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    Becky and Joe: Unknown Mortal Orchestra – Swim and Sleep (Like a Shark) (still)

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Posted by Rob Alderson

Editor-in-Chief Rob oversees editorial across all three It’s Nice That platforms; online, print and events. He has a background in newspaper journalism and a particular interest in art, advertising and photography. He is the main host of the Studio Audience podcast.