A Freudian gothic nightmare, one night at a busy hotel, a walk along the beach and one big fallacy, yo.
4Eulogi “U By My Side” – missing
“U By My Side” was the second and final video that 4Eulogi had funded. And it seems things didn’t work out so well for them – the band broke up later in the year, playing their final gig in December 2005. The four band members reformed as a covers band.
Frontline “Breathe With Me”
Frontline was the old group of David Dallas (aka Con Psy) and DJ 41. The video has a simple set-up. Ddot delivers the song with 41 lurking in the dark background. The action also switches of a dark street, where the pair have a show-down with some thuggish looking guys. The simple set-up means the video gets a bit repetitive, but for what it is, it looks good and it conveys the energy of the duo.
Director: Marcus Ringrose
Nga Taonga Sound & Vision
Foamy Ed “Failing To See”
Foamy Ed explore a Freudian gothic nightmare (yeah, one of those) on the balcony of spooky old mansion. Stick around for the band’s giggly reaction while the (extensive) end credits roll.
Heavy Jones Trio “Saturday Night”
Like the Strawpeople’s “Taller Than God” or Maree Sheehan’s “Strength to Love”, this video involves a look at how various people spend Saturday nights in their hotel rooms. This includes brooding band members, family fun, sexy pirate party (yarrr!), rooting, bondage, death, and an old guy using his laptop.
Luke Thompson “Morning Light”
With a fetching pudding-bowl haircut, Luke walks along a beach and a country road, accompanied by his pleasant folk-pop tune.
Director: Adam Jones
Niki Ahu “When I Had You” – missing
We previously saw Niki Ahu as a guest vocalist on Baitercell & Schumacher’s track “Gimme”. A profile on muzic.net.nz says that “When I Had You” was produced with Chong-Nee and Chris Chetland, and that it was hoped the video would be released “soon”. The song can be heard over the closing credits of the 2004 short film The Little Things.
Pearl were a Wellington duo made up of Lisa Nimmo and Shelley Hirini. They met via a life coach and their achievements included opening for Elton John, having a request for audio clips declined by the BBC, and winning the highly coveted “Gorgeous NZ Album Cover of the Year” award. The “Fallacy” video tells the story of a young dancer who auditions for some sort of job, but there’s no sense of jeopardy – of course she’s going to get it. The video is another recipient of the $1500 grant from Positively Wellington Business for producing the video in the Wellington region – and it’s full of identifiable Wellington locations. Also – “Fallacy” is good, but it ain’t no “Fallacies”.
Director: Ivan Slavov
Nga Taonga Sound & Vision