Yes, we made these costumes ourselves…

Laura Kidd
2 min readFeb 12

I’d had this video idea in mind for months, and when it came time to make it a reality the timing was perfect.

New Year, new outlook. It was time to throw off the bad bits of 2022 and be as utterly silly as we liked. Who cares?

I’m a porcupine! You’re a porcupine!

The song is about defensiveness (particularly on the internet); our seemingly innate urge to throw up our spikes right away to defend ourselves by caricaturing the opposition, magnified by addictive media.

We’re told “there’s nothing new under the sun”…bring me another song containing the words “erethizontidae” and “hystricidae” accompanied by a video featuring a cardboard robot party in the local village hall and I’ll agree with you!

I’m a porcupine!

PS the last few “I’m a Porcupine” tees are for sale here.

PPS the only reviews I care about are from music fans…here are some words on “Porcupine”:

“Damned fine. Catchy, driving tune allied to pleasingly daft day-go visuals” — author Ian Rankin

“90s guitar mated with 80s synth to make a 2023 musical gem of a baby. love it.” — TheHousePanther

“an absolute hoot!” — Jo

“You Robots know how to party!” — Joe

“Awesome riff, hilarious video, cracking song! Love it!!! “ — Gary

“SO FUN! Love this!” — Wendy

“Killer riff, great vocal, and a hugely fun video to go with them. Well played, again. This album is going to be a belter.” — Matt

“Pink wafers for the win.” — PupGeorge

“That was absolutely bonkers and I love it!” — Vince

“What fabulous nonsense! I will practice dance moves for any live performance you put on — even if I’m not attending” — Shane

“every part of this is utterly delightful!” — Dan

Directed and edited by Laura Kidd
DOP — Sarah Smither
Camera and lighting…

Laura Kidd

Mindful productivity, digital minimalism, creativity and music. Solo artist Penfriend, “Attention Engineer” podcast host. She/her.