Well, after a lengthy ’injury break’ the album is well and truly back on track, and it’s been done so in style if I may say so. Last Friday a crack team of talented people (Loveday, Graetz, Redlich, Dainer & Smith(s)) descended upon an abandoned, flood destroyed film studio with a mission: Record and film an entire song and music video from scratch in a single night. The first challenge was power…evidently a collection of antique and modern tube amplifiers don’t take too kindly to a generator, and so with payment of a bottle of Canadian whiskey, and a suspicious looking 50 metre long extension cable stretching from the next door neighbour’s warehouse, we were up and running.
The 2nd challenge? Trying to stay focused on the job at hand. I’ll let future video releases speak for themselves, but needless to say the breathtaking location meant that the first 30 minutes was taken up by everyone’s attempts to capture the immenseness of the space with Mamiyas (is that right?), Canons, Nikkons, R3Ds and the humble iPhone.
Fast forward 10 hours; an esky full of cider, beer and coke; several greek foodgasms from Lefkas; and a LOT of sweat and riverdust-come-mud, and we had the job done. In fact, it was done so well there was even time to record two other pieces. Whether these make it on to the album or not, we felt we had to share at least part of the night with you all so you can share in what has been one of the most wonderful nights of my life…made all the more amazing by the stupendous talent and generosity of those who helped out.
Matt & I are in the studio right now continuing the work on the album, but we took a break yesterday to put this together. Take a look, and we hope you enjoy it.