The roots-rock group debuts the music video for “Whackity Do.”
The song: “Whackity Do” is off of the Royal Hounds’ forthcoming album, Low Class Songs for High Class People, out August 2.
About the band: The Royal Hounds — consisting of founding members Scott Hinds and Scott Billingsley, and Brazilian guitarist Matheus Canteri — are a Nashville-based group known for energetic live shows that consist of instrument swapping, bass surfing, country shredding, and anything else they can think up as a part of their on-stage antics.
The song’s inspiration: “I used to have a co-actor in Million Dollar Quartet in Vegas. Whenever someone would say a joke, he’d chime in with ‘Whackity Do!’ like it was a sitcom catchphrase. I ended up naming this powerful moonshine in the song after his catchphrase,” says Scott Hinds.
About the video: Directed by Preston Evans, the video switches between performances by the band and a portrayal of the life of a moonshiner.
“The guy who is playing The Moonshiner, his name is Brett. He is the real deal. He lives in a bungalow in the Smoky Mountains and he is a beaver trapper. As lascivious as that sounds, he literally traps beavers and uses all the parts. He uses the fur; he eats the meat. He once caught a 75-pound beaver. He is such a cool guy, and though he doesn’t make his own moonshine, he definitely has the connections to get some. There is no other person that I could imagine playing our moonshiner,” Hinds says.
Why we like it: These guys are exciting on stage, and their energy also translates to video. With a catchy tune and killer instrumental talent, they’ll have you tapping your foot as you watch them drinking moonshine until they can no longer play.
For more information about the Royal Hounds, visit their website.