Teachers-Turned-Rockers No Small Children Debut Puppet-Filled 'Radio' Premiere

Teachers-Turned-Rockers No Small Children Debut Puppet-Filled 'Radio' Premiere


The three members of No Small Children are attempting to not use their day jobs as elementary faculty lecturers in North Hollywood as an excessive amount of shtick. But it does typically pay dividends — like hooking them up with puppet masters for the Jim Henson Company for the group's new video for "Radio," premiering completely under.

The rock trio met director Russ Walko and a few of his Puppet Garage cohorts earlier this yr throughout a fundraising profit and going-away get together for the principal on the faculty the place they train. "We performed a punk rock model of 'Wind Beneath My Wings'," remembers singer-guitarist Lisa Pimentel, a music trainer by day. "They have been doing a skit on the fundraiser, too, and so they referred to as us after and stated, 'We wish to make a video with you.' Of course we stated sure; ('Radio') was the primary tune we completed for our album (What Do the Kids Say?) and we knew it had a very good video in it. We have been simply ready."

The clip options Pimentel, her sister Joanie Pimentel on bass and drummer Nicola Berlinsky cavorting with, combating and in the end befriending three Muppet-like puppets the Henson crew created particularly for the video. "It was a lot enjoyable, the entire thing," Lisa Pimentel says. "You simply don't consider somebody having a profession as a puppeteer, however (the video) actually confirmed us how they’ve this entire broad ability set — comedy, appearing. They're into constructing materials, toys, issues like that. The comic half actually got here out throughout the shoot; We have been laughing so exhausting all day lengthy and simply had the perfect time."

Between the video, the album — which got here out throughout August — and a latest look at Riot Fest, No Small Children is seemingly beginning to get its legs as a band. "Radio," which was produced by exhausting rock hitmaker Bob Marlette, is certainly getting radio play and has been featured in different shops, whereas the group's remake of the Ghostbusters theme was featured within the 2016 all-female sequel and one other monitor is featured throughout the closing credit for the movie Simple Favor.

"We're making an attempt to have our id as a kick-ass rock band," says Pimentel. "It's beginning to really feel like, 'Whoa, what's truly taking place now?' We didn't actually got down to do something besides be inventive, which is what lecturers to every single day, proper? We ARE a band of lecturers, however we're making an attempt to grow to be recognized extra as a rock band that teaches." No Small Children is "at all times engaged on new music," in keeping with the guitarist, however with the album nonetheless younger there aren’t any future launch plans set in stone but.

"We're simply writing songs proper now," Pimentel says. "We discover that once we do a complete file it virtually takes too lengthy, so perhaps we'll do an EP or a brief file or begin releasing one tune at a time. There's so much you are able to do to place music out proper now, so we'll see."