Witty five-piece The Eversons have teamed up with the rebellious film-makers at Candlelit Pictures to produce their next music video -Emily, directed by acclaimed duo THUNDERLIPS.
This music video is a glam-rock musical set in our own fictitious version of the infamous dumpling restaurant on Auckland’s Dominion Road - New Flavor - it’s a musical comedy taken to the extreme, starring the band, two dancing dumplings and Go Girls/Step Dave/Flat 3 star JJ Fong as ‘Emily’.
“Emily is a song about being in love with New Zealand music. A tribute to Split Enz, Chris Knox, Phil Judd, Don McGlashan, Dave Dobbyn, all the greats. And even though they might piss you off sometimes, in the end you can’t help but love them all. It's also a song about finding yourself in one of those relationships, where you yell and fight but in the end you really love each other.” - Mark Turner (vocals, acoustic guitar - The Eversons)
The Eversons playing a handful of shows across the country to support Emily
Today we are excited to release 'Emily' the first single from the Eversons forthcoming sophomore album 'Stuck in New Zealand'
Mark Turner, lead singer of the Eversons says "Emily is a song about being in love with New Zealand music. A tribute to Split Enz, Chris Knox, Phil Judd, Don McGlashan, Dave Dobbyn, all the greats. And even though they might piss you off sometimes, in the end you can’t help but love them all."
While writing and recording A Little Night Music - Jonathan inherited a bunch of second hand classical records and began listening to a bunch of ballet scores by Tchaikovsky, orchestral suites by Grieg and Haydn symphonies. With no classical background but always an obvious appreciation for orchestral pop (Serge etc) A Little Night Music is Jonathan's attempt to write more free-form 'classical' inspired compositions but still always with a McCartney-esque bassline.
A year down this rabbit hole has resulted in a truly interesting album.
Lil' Chief is please to announce the release of the new Wet Wings mini-album, Willow Peak.
Wet Wings will play in Wellington, Auckland, and Christchurch in July/August with a full 5-piece band. The party will be louder than the former two-piece’s Casiotone and vocal-loop-centric shows.
Songwriter Darian Woods says while the live show will be energetic, the album is the most melancholic yet. “Willow Peak is only thirty minutes long, which meant we could create a cohesive mood across the whole album.”
“It’s 4am music. The music is darker but there’s still a little optimism in there somewhere,” says singer Lucy Botting. “But only if you really look for it.”
“My favourite song on the album, ‘Brute’, is a story about two people living alone trying hard to love each other. When Darian first showed it to me I wasn’t sure how I felt about it, it’s so sad. In the recording I sing about the darker side of relationships, the admiration and fear you can hold towards someone,” says Lucy.
The band will play at Auckland’s Golden Dawn on 5 July, Wellington’s San Francisco Bath House on 12 July, and the Dark Room in Christchurch on 2 August.
The live shows will be upbeat, with drums, bass and synths reinterpreting the intimate songs on the album.
Wet Wings is based in Wellington, and released its debut album Glory Glory in 2011. The band has played alongside like-minded outfits such as The Brunettes, The Ruby Suns, and Watercolours.
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