The Skinny: New York City progressive/alternative rock group Jolly has launched the first clip in a series of animated shorts called The Jollyshow. In this first episode, entitled "Jolly Kills Steven Wilson," things get messy when the lovable but naïve Jolly unknowingly meets its progressive rock idol, Steven Wilson (Porcupine Tree). Spoiler art: it doesn't end well.
Commented Jolly drummer, Louis Abramson: "The progressive rock community is truly a special one. There are so many nuances that only those on the inside could understand. We decided to pay homage and show our love to the prog world in the best way we know how - by making fun of it. The beauty about the prog community is that everyone could take a joke, or at least we hope! But really, we do believe that people will see our nonsense as an act of love. Any fan of Jolly knows that Steven Wilson is a huge influence on us. "We are very excited about this cartoon beyond the cheap laughs. This cartoon is 100 percent created by the band, from start to finish. The same goes for our music, and all our other video content. Our aim is to show the world that the only thing it takes to make quality content is heart."
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