Cartoon Lizard Debuts Music Video for Not Punk Not Raw

British Columbia psychedelic quintet Cartoon Lizard recently premiered the music video for their new single “Not Punk Not Raw” via GrayOwlPoint.

The single is the title-track off of their debut EP, set for release on April 14. Fans are in for a treat with Cartoon Lizard, as the five members are all multi-instrumentalists, songwriters and producers, something rarely seen in today’s music scene.

About the music video, songwriter Ritchie Hemphill had this to say: “Using music or video media as a platform to start stating things, I wanted to start simply with a message of self celebration and loving the humanity of people. I wanted to show people privately doing self-care. The song is about celebrating ones own specificity as well as being open and accepting of people’s sexual identities.  And the partnering idea for the video is celebrating ones own athleticism.”

Catch Cartoon Lizard on the road in their home province this spring, with Canadian and US tour dates planned for the summer.


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Born and raised in MTL, I spent most of my teens and early 20’s working in the music industry. I made the permanent move to Toronto in 2013 where I joined the team at the Canadian Independent Music Association as the Music Export Assistant. I spend my days working with and promoting incredible indie Canadian artists and companies across the world.

Music journalism and photography have been a huge part of my life for as long as I can remember, as I jumped on board Confront Magazine a few years after it formed and ran it as the Editor-in-Chief for 7 years, right up until its recent closure.

I love to spend my spare time running to and from concerts, cheering on my hockey team (Go Habs!) and getting lost in nature whenever I can.

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