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” – missing
Frontline was the old group of David Dallas (aka Con Psy) and DJ 41. And this is another one of those annoying video situations – the video is available on the various European MTV websites, but there’s no sign of it anywhere that’s accessible for New Zealander viewers. It’s also available on YouTube, but blocked to everyone except – and this is not a joke – viewers in Cuba, Iran, Syria and North Korea. Enjoy the vid, Kim Jong-un. Here’s the audio.
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”.
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