Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Sheep, Dog & Wolf Releases New Music Video For Glare!

Sheep, Dog & Wolf has released a new music video for 'Glare'.

'Glare' is shot on film and is made by the talented folks at Candlelit Pictures who recently gained a Vimeo staff pick for their music video for Randa's Frankenstein in 2013.

For this music video the crew and Daniel flew to the Australian outback and spent 10 days in the desert waiting for the sun to appear in exactly the right place.

Not since the heady cocaine-fuelled days of Cold Chisel has Australia seen so many nose-bleeds in the desert.

The location for the shoot was 12 hours north of Adelaide in a place called 'The Moon Plains' which millions of years ago used to be the ocean floor.

According to the crew no computer-generated imagery was used in the video - the sun looks that large on your screen because Daniel was shot running on a giant 2400mm lens.

Sheep Dog & Wolf's album Egospect is a finalist in this years Taite Awards - alongside fellow Lil' Chief head honcho Jonathan Bree  - making 2 out of the 8 finalists Lil' Chief artists - that's precisely 1/4, or 4/16ths of the nominations.  

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Jonathan Bree Releases 35 Minute Long Music Video

Today Jonathan Bree has released a 35 minute long music video which spans the entire length of his album 'The Primrose Path'. The video stars himself and Princess Chelsea with intermittent appearances by notable cat Winston Nikkel.

Bree has for a long time been interested in the idea of the 'anti music video' as demonstrated by the clip he made for Princess Chelsea's 'The Cigarette Duet'.

While he is not sure if as many people will have the patience to see through the entire 35 minute span of this Robert Altman inspired music video, he just made it anyway.

The Primrose Path is available as a pay what you like download and is also available on cd or vinyl!

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Princess Chelsea drops New Music Video for 'We're So Lost'

Princess Chelsea has a new music video for her new(ish) single 'We're So Lost'.

The video is set in a dystopian cyber future in the year 2022 and is made by Simon Ward and the folks at Skyranch.

Originally a Voom classic, this is the first snippet we've heard from her upcoming second album "The Great Cybernetic Depression".

We're So Lost is available digitally for free and on 7 inch vinyl (not free) and is accompanied by another new song 'When The World Turns Grey' which features the epic shreds of Jonathan Bree & Vincent Lum.

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

The Eversons release new single and video!

Lil' Chief is excited to announce the release of a new single by The Eversons - Marriage. It is available now for free or 'name your price' on the Eversons bandcamp page.

'Marriage' is the last single from debut album 'Summer Feeling'. 

'Auckland City Song' is the non album b-side. It is a true-life story, documenting The Eversons’ recent move from New Zealand’s tiny capital Wellington, up to the bustling metropolis of Auckland City. Will they make it big in the big city? Or will they crash and burn like so many before them.

The music video was directed by Ralph Matthews. It features the Eversons playing a number of roles including tasty battered fish as well as label mate Princess Chelsea networking on her cool cellular phone.

Monday, September 23, 2013

New Cool Rainbows Single and Video!

Lil' Chief is pleased to announce the release of a brand new single by Cool Rainbows - House By The Beach. 'House By The Beach' is available now for free or 'name your price' on the Cool Rainbows bandcamp page.

'House By The Beach' is the first single from forthcoming album 'Days'. The album 'Days' will be released through Lil' Chief Records in February next year. 

The music video for days was directed by Claire Littler and stars real-life couple Oliver Rose and Johanna Bear. Littler took inspiration from the films of Goddard as well as the dreamy, idealistic tones of the track while developing her ideas for the video. 

Friday, August 23, 2013

Sheep, Dog & Wolf Album 'Egospect' Released Today!

Lil' Chief is pleased to announce the release of 'Egospect' by Sheep, Dog & Wolf.
Sheep, Dog & Wolf is the most recent addition to our roster - and is the project of 19 year old multi-instrumentalist and producer Daniel McBride.

McBride self-released his 2011 ep 'Ablutophobia’  at age 17 and thousands of downloads later The Guardian named him a young 'Surfjan Stevens'.  We here at Lil' Chief had to agree and are pleased to present the first full length album 'Egospect' in digital, cd and vinyl format. Egospect is free to download on Bandcamp however unfortunately due the lack of a money tree at Lil' Chief HQ and the general necessity for us to eat / continue to release music we have to charge for vinyl and cd :)

Sheep, Dog & Wolf will be playing an Auckland album release show tomorrow night (Saturday) at The Golden Dawn in Ponsonby - and will be on stage at 10pm!

Having already attracted the attention of a number of booking agents and promoters in Europe due to the online stir created by his first e.p  Sheep, Dog & Wolf will then be embarking on a European tour.

05.09.13 Haldern / Haldern Pop Bar w/Hundreds
06.09.13 Vlieland / Into the Great Wide Open Festival (NL)
07.09.13 Groningen / Vera (NL)
08.09.13 Deventer / De Hip (NL)
09.09.13 Duisburg / Grammatikoff --> tickets
10.09.13 Mainz / Schon Schön
11.09.13 Chemnitz / Aaltra
12.09.13 Dresden / Ostpol --> tickets
13.09.13 Prag / The Pilot (CZ)
15.09.13 Munich / Orangehouse/Feierwerk --> tickets
16.09.13 Vienna / Arena (A) w/Crocodiles
17.09.13 Linz / Posthof (A) w/ Andrew Colberg & Crocodiles --> tickets
19.09.13 Tilburg / Incubate Festival (NL) w/ MÙM --> tickets
20.09.13 Basel / 1.Stock (CH) --> tickets
21.09.13 Paris / Espace B (FR) --> tickets
22.09.13 Schorndorf / Manufaktur --> tickets
23.09.13 Nancy / L'Autre Canal (FR) w/Coco Rosie
25.09.13 Leipzig / Ilses Erika
26.09.13 Berlin / Schokoladen w/Andrew Colberg
27.09.13 Hamburg / Reeperbahnfestival @ Hasenschaukel

Tickets for European shows can be found here 

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

The Eversons release Creepy single in English & Japanese!

Today the Eversons release their song 'Creepy' as a pay what you like single. The single has a really cool new song on it called 'Stick Around' and a version of 'Creepy' sung in Japanese.

There's a music video for the Japanese version as well directed and animated by Hadley Donaldson.