Denver indie-rock quintet Knuckle Pups has released a new music video for the single "Bottom Baby."EXPAND
Denver indie-rock quintet Knuckle Pups has released a new music video for the single "Bottom Baby."
Oliver Holloway

Knuckle Pups Shot a Music Video in a Storage Room to Apply for Treefort

Denver indie-punk band Knuckle Pups has released a music video for its song “Bottom Baby.” It's the second video off the band's debut EP, San Panino.

Directed by Jamon Tolbert, the "Bottom Baby" video shows the up-and-coming bandmates performing live in the storage unit where they rehearse, giving viewers a taste of what the band looks like on stage.

Making the music video was not exactly a methodical process for the Knuckle Pups members: Upon realizing they needed a video to submit their work to a music festival, they quickly scraped together a Live Sessions series of videos, which will eventually include multiple live performances of songs off of San Panino.

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"We've applied to play the Treefort festival in Idaho, and they asked for videos. I was like, 'Well, we don’t have any videos; might as well make a video,'” says frontman Oliver Holloway, who works as a teacher. “I happened to have a former student of mine that’s a brilliant cinematographer, and I thought, 'Well, maybe I’ll see if he’s interested in helping us out.'”

Knuckle Pups, which includes members of the Denver-based group Mega Gem, elected to play it safe and simple with the project.

“I don’t think we wanted to do a full music video, because we want to do videos for everything when we release a full album and do a final production of some of these songs," Holloway says. "We kind of want to re-record the songs from the San Panino EP cassette and do an album eventually.

Bear and the Beasts single release, with Los Mocochetes, The Interesting Times Gang and Knuckle Pups, 8 p.m. Thursday, January 10, Lost Lake Lounge, 3602 East Colfax Avenue.

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