Courtney Barnett has a new video for her latest single Elevator Operator. Its loaded with cool cameos, so below is the blurb from the record company that reveals the video’s secrets.
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Here’s the latest from Auckland four-piece Cowboy Dan:
Cowboy Dan puts jangly guitars, upbeat rhythms and poignant lyrics at the forefront as they craft their unique brand of alternative rock. Formed in late 2015, the four-piece from Auckland write songs that exude both energy and sentiment. Continue reading
Angel Olsen has unveiled a beautiful new music video for Shut Up Kiss Me from her upcoming album, My Woman, due out September 2nd on Jagjaguwar. Watch the video directed by Olsen, herself here:
The single was co-produced by Olsen and Justin Raisen (Charli XCX, Sky Ferreira, Santigold) and is said to be her most direct song to date.
Check out Andrew Keoghan’s latest single Queues at Dani Keys; a gender-bending nod to the ‘new romantic’ videos of the eighties.
Directed by Auckland VFX whiz Puck Murphy, who has made videos for The Phoenix Foundation, the Queues At Dani Keys clip is a quantum fashion piece; a multi-dimensional nightclub, where one’s alter ego seduces its’ other facade, in a wry commentary on vanity, reinvention and the perils of big city ambition. Continue reading
Just released, here’s the new one from Trinity Roots…
The video was made and directed by Wellington creatives RDYSTDY (Hollie Smith, French for Rabbits, Dictaphone Blues, Ghostwave) and The Bow (Flying Lotus) and was developed from Trinity Roots frontman, Warren Maxwell’s chance meeting with a maker of Karetao (traditional Māori puppets).
Warren explains the inspiration; “I had a chance meeting with James Webster (Traditional Māori puppeteer) and saw his Karetao puppets and loved how expressive they were when he brought them to life. We started talking about how insecurities and communication (especially amongst males) seem to be at the core of a lot of social issues. I really liked the idea of Karetao ( puppets) portraying a more abstract mysticism and hopefully reflecting the complexities of our psyche. We can be incredibly strong like pounamu but we can also be as fragile as porcelain.”
We just found out about this…here’s info from their press release:
With their new single ‘Beffy’, Ladi6 reframe the 90s/early 2000s neo-soul and hip-hop sound their early music was built on inside a krautrock inspired electronic frame. Concise, colourful and heartfelt, it’s the sound of a band focused on feel over thought. “This time around we wanted to get away from making a specific type of record and just feel our way through what came out,” Parks explains. “We just wanted to trust ourselves and be authentic to what came naturally,” Ladi continues.
Accompanied by an equally vivid animated video created by respected New Zealand director, animator and illustrator Robert Wallace, ‘Beffy’ is a soulful and emotionally engaging statement of intent from an experienced and well-regarded band who continue to challenge themselves creatively. “We love Robert’s aesthetic and interpretative vision,” Ladi says. “We’ve worked with him in the past on videos and album artwork, and he’s always added value to our original ideas through shining a new light on them.”
Garbage is due to release their new album, Strange Little Birds on June 10th. They’ve just posted their new video for the song, Empty. We thought you might want to check it out. Here’s some more info about the video and the album: Garbage (Shirley Manson, Steve Marker, Duke Erikson and Butch Vig) today released a new music video for their single Empty. The video reunites the band with award-winning director Samuel Bayer who directed the group’s music videos for ‘Stupid Girl’, ‘Only Happy When It Rains’, and ‘Vow’.
Strange Little Birds, the band’s sixth studio album, was recorded and produced by the band in Los Angeles and is the follow up to 2012’s heralded Not Your Kind Of People.
Radiohead has just released a new video…this one directed by Paul Thomas Anderson and featuring a song titled Daydreaming. According to Rolling Stone magazine the band’s as yet untitled ninth studio album will be released digitally on May 8th and physically on June 17th.
This just in from Paul Dodge of Minuit:
In November 2014, NZ band Minuit held their Final Fling with a series of six rib-rattling shows in Auckland, Wellington, Nelson and Christchurch. Now they’ve released an 80-minute live video via YouTube with footage edited from all six shows.
“When we did the final shows, we promised we would film it and release it sometime in the future,” says band member Paul Dodge. “That sometime is now. There’s shudder and shake; out of focus and out of time – just like being at the real gig! But some cool moments got captured. We wanted it to feel as if you’re at one of those shows.”
Now before you ask, this doesn’t announce a comeback tour.
“We just wanted to make this available. For people who couldn’t make it to the shows. And for those who did. Or anyone who had never seen Minuit play before. Maybe something for the grandkids, y’know? Thanks to everyone who was in shot! It was a blast.”
A blast from le past.
The video is live via the band’s YouTube channel.
Coco Davis has just released her debut album, Old Haunts, a collection of ancient blues songs originally sung by the likes of Memphis Minnie and Bessie Smith. Coco, along with guitarist Tom Rodwell are on tour with a performance tonight at The Meteor in Hamilton…they’ll be at Auckland’s Q Theatre on April 16th. Coco and Tom stopped by The 13th Floor studios to talk to Marty Duda about the new record and to play a few tunes. We’ll have the complete session ready soon, in the meantime, check out this sultry version of See See Rider.
Hollie Smith has just released her third album, Water Or Gold. Just before heading out on the road she stopped by The 13th Floor Studios to talk to Marty Duda about the new record. Hollie spoke specifically about the heartbreaking story behind the song Helena, then performed a stunning version of the tune for our cameras.
It’s a rare opportunity to catch a live performance by Damien Binder these days. The Kiwi singer-songwriter has been living in Sydney for the past decade or so and he hasn’t released a new album since 2009. So The 13th Floor was thrilled to discover that not only was Damien in Auckland a short while ago, but that he had just released A New World, his fourth solo album. We invited Damien up to our studio where he spoke to Marty Duda and performed three songs from the album. You can now watch the video session here:
There’s a buzz around Aussie singer-songwriter Julia Jacklin. The up-and-coming musician is about to release her debut album later this year after recording it in Lyttleton. Julia stopped by The 13th Floor while opening for Marlon Williams in Auckland and chatted to Marty Duda. She also performed three songs that feature on the new album, tentatively titled Don’t Let The Kids Win. Watch Julia’s video session here:
New Zealand singer-songwriter Damien Binder has been living in Australia for the past decade or so. The former Second Child bandmember has just released A New World, his first album since 2009. The 13th Floor caught up with Damien Binder while he made a brief, low-key visit to Auckland and invited him up to the studio to record a video session. We’ll have the entire programme ready soon but in the meantime, here is Damien Binder performing the title track from A New World.
Auckland based musician and composer Paul McLaney has been making music as a solo artist and with Gramsci and The Impending Adorations for almost 20 years. Paul’s latest project is Play On, which is described as “a musical imagining of the great solioquies of William Shakespeare”. Yes, that’s right, Paul McLaney is collaborating with Shakespeare! The results can be heard at the Pop-Up Globe Theatre on Sunday, April 3rd. Is addition to Paul, the concert version of Play On will feature Julia Deans, Maisey Rika, Esther Stephens, Mara TK, Laughton Kora and Cameron Rhodes plus a band and string section. Paul McLaney recently dropped by The 13th Floor studios to tell Marty Duda about the project and to perform two brand new songs that will feature in Play On, the concert. Watch Paul McLaney’s 13th Floor Video Session here: