Two “wee” gay badgers Mustard & Ketchup, who’re in a “long term lovin’ relationship,” star together in Looper’s retro new “Farfisa Song” video. The music project, helmed by Stuart David of Belle and Sebastian, is gearing up to launch tomorrow pre-orders for exclusive vinyl of its 2015 album, Offgrid:Offline, which this track originally appeared on.
The video’s cutesy cartoon characters were animated by David’s longtime collaborator, Iain Gardner, who also created Looper’s “Oh, Skinny Legs” visual. “I loved how ‘Farfisa Song’ harked back to the sounds from my youth and consequently found inspiration from ’70s variety shows for the video,” Gardner told OUT. “And it’s been a great way for me to flesh out and get to know my characters, Mustard & Ketchup.”
David said he gravitated toward the badgers because they live in a world where no stigma is attached to being gay, but where it is frowned upon to be a badger. Throughout the video, they’re shown preparing for a Looper music video on what looks like a very slim production budget. “We are proud to have worked with them on this video,” David said of Mustard & Ketchup. “We do feel, however, that Mustard and Ketchup may have overlooked the fact that there is something of a stigma attached to those who have chosen to associate themselves with Looper.”