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(SXSW 2019 flavoured!) Live Gig Video: Cassia share sunny performance video for ‘Small Spaces’, from debut album ‘Replica’

 
By on Tuesday, 26th February 2019 at 4:00 pm
 

It seems all too perfect that following my posting of Vampire Weekend‘s latest promo video last week, now it’s Cassia‘s turn on TGTF. The sunniest export to come out of Macclesfield are finally going to be able to capitalise on the growing hype surrounding them. Next month, they will appear at SXSW 2019, and there is no doubt they’ll be representing the North in fine fashion. Shortly after appearing in Austin, they will also be releasing their debut album, ‘Replica’, on Distiller Records on the 5th of April.

In case somehow you have been living under a rock – and somehow missed both my report on seeing them at The Great Escape 2018 and Lily’s of their single ‘Get Up Tight – the promo video for ‘Small Spaces’, taken from their upcoming debut, is a great introduction. Favouring a bouncy, sun-dappled sound reminiscent of early Vampire Weekend, it’s easy to see how Cassia and their buoyant music will be right at home in Austin in a few short weeks. Watch the video for single ‘Small Spaces’ below. The band’s one official SXSW 2019 performance announced so far is at the Scruff of the Neck / Distiller Records showcase at Malverde on Wednesday evening, the 13th of March; stay tuned for future coverage on Cassia here on TGTF.

 

Video of the Moment #2927: Vampire Weekend

 
By on Thursday, 21st February 2019 at 6:00 pm
 

The preppy, boat shoe-wearing Vampire Weekend returned last month with a new song, ‘Harmony Hall’. If I were to guess what the promo video to go with the single means, I think it’s a nod to frontman Ezra Koenig’s new-found domesticity since the birth of his son Isaiah last summer. He’s breaking eggs and looking like he’s making breakfast, a children’s favourite, pancakes, and in fun shapes, too! There’s a bright green python in this video, too, who’s not looking so scary but instead, oddly making yawning motions. Snakes are long and represent fertility and the renewal of life in many spiritual traditions. The fruit the snake slithers and ‘walks’ on represent the circle of life. If anything, it’s worth watching this video just to watch a snake yawn! ‘Father of the Bride’, the band’s fourth studio album and their first album since 2013’s ‘Modern Vampires of the City’, is expected in April on Columbia Records. It’s been a spell since I’ve written about them, but you can read our past coverage on Vampire Weekend through here.

 

Video of the Moment #2925: Resin Moon

 
By on Tuesday, 19th February 2019 at 6:00 pm
 

I will always treasure the two trips I’ve taken to Australia. It’s so far away, it feels you’re on another planet, except there is so much that seems familiar. One of these things is the music: the sounds and the artists bear resemblance to those of the lands that are much more familiar to me, but there’s also an exotic, alien quality to the sounds as well. Prior to BIGSOUND 2017 in Brisbane, Queensland, I previewed the appearance of Resin Moon, better known to his parents as electronic musician and producer Dave Crowe.

At the time I saw him play at Heya Bar, he favoured a NASA spacesuit-like outfit for live performances. Whether it’s because today’s VOTM was filmed in the summertime in Oz or he just got tired of looking like a spaceman, in the self-directed video for ‘Nothing to See’, he’s wearing athletic gear and sunnies and looking decidedly more chill. The synth-orientated song was released as a single last November, just as Australia and the Southern Hemisphere was heading into summer. Filmed in Crowe’s hometown of Alice Springs, Northern Territory, known for his hot, desert climate, it’s just the salve for those of us in the top half of the globe currently stuck in what has become a strange and unpredictable winter. Resin Moon’s debut album ‘Oscillations’ will be out on Alice Springs label Sing Hum on the 26th of April. Watch the video for ‘Nothing to See’ below.

 

(SXSW 2019 flavoured!) Live Gig Video: Mansionair unveil sultry performance video for ‘We Could Leave’

 
By on Tuesday, 19th February 2019 at 4:00 pm
 

Sydney’s Mansionair released a new video last week on Valentine’s Day. Latest single ‘We Could Leave’ follows in the heady footsteps of the many sexy, sultry songs we’ve heard so far from the soulful Aussies. In this tune, Jack Froggatt chooses to focus on that paralysing feeling when mesmerised and frozen by his attraction to a gorgeous creature at a party. His thoughts of escaping with his lady love “grace the night ligh0ts” are halted by his inability to act, or to even speak. The lyrics seem to suggest the object of his affection doesn’t want to reciprocate, so he’s stuck waiting for something, seemingly anything, to bring him out of his trance. As terrible as this sounds, it’s completely relatable, something that Mansionair excels at in all their music. Watch the performance video for single ‘We Could Leave’ below; the single is out now on Glassnote Records. To read more on the Aussie trio on TGTF before their scheduled appearance at SXSW 2019 next month in Austin, follow this link.

 

Video of the Moment #2924: Rainbrother

 
By on Thursday, 14th February 2019 at 6:00 pm
 

Danish group Rainbrother have a new promo video out for their new single. ‘The Master’ is an early taster of their upcoming album ‘Island’, out the 29th of March. The press release I received described the LP as an exploration of “voluntary isolation, lost love and self-acceptance”. In the video for ‘The Master’, director Jesper Helbo took the idea of four characters symbolising natural elements and embraced them as disparate elements that ultimately come together towards a united direction. He says of the video, “as the costumes was laid out one by one, with their own separate colour scheme and identity, I felt eager and excited to bring them all to life. Slowly they came to be, engulfed by the hauntingly beautiful woods; Fire, Water, Earth and Metal. Separate but united, and slowly walking along an invisible path towards a mysterious destination. Each of them in a quiet conversation with “The Master” pushing them up and down, left and right, and with increasing force to the point of no return.” Filmed in the woodlands outside of Copenhagen, the music that mixes experimental rock with the band’s noted vocal harmonies fits well with Helbo’s treatment of both the beguiling mysterious as well as creepy. Watch the music video for ‘The Master’ below. Our past coverage on TGTF on Rainbrother is through here.

 

Video of the Moment #2923: Savoir Adore

 
By on Wednesday, 13th February 2019 at 6:00 pm
 

Savoir Adore will be releasing their fourth album in April. ‘Full Bloom’, scheduled for release in early April, is the second half of two albums, following the unveiling of ‘First Bloom’ last autumn. A preview of the upcoming album is, confusingly, a single itself called ‘Bloom’. The song’s accompanying promo was filmed in Boston in a small club called Jacques Cabaret. It follows the transformation of a young man into a drag queen, taking the song’s title literally. Watch the video for ‘Bloom’ below. Stay tuned for ‘Full Bloom’ on the 5th of April on Nettwerk Music Group. Interested in reading all of our past coverage on Savoir Adore on TGTF? Come this way.

 
 
 

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