A break-up, a roadtrip, cheesecake and ice cream, animated adventures, a dozen ways to hide, another breakup and another roadtrip, quality metal, and the alluring world of colourful drinks.
Bring a torch, nope, electro dress-up, a wild west, everything from the ’90s, the two Jases and slapstick comedy trauma.
Water and electricity, midnight dance-off, going back to Cali, gang fight, pixels and chaos, and bored office workers.
A celebration of the glorious proletariat, work-related travel expenses, subterranean homesick New Zealander, nature porn, and cramped working conditions.
Continue reading February 2008: Katchafire, Mareko, Opshop, Salmonella Dub, Spacifix
The world famous love machine, winding up, a front porch strum, sci-fi heroes, and chilling in Raggiz.
Continue reading October 2007: Ill Semantics, Jackie Bristow, Katchafire, Kora, Luke Thompson
Katchafire say aloha, space Cowboys, over accessorising, penthouse luxury, pyro dummies, and paper dolls.
Continue reading February 2007: Gasoline Cowboy, Haylee Fisher, Inverse Order, Katchafire, Madam Parker, Odessa
’06 Bonnie and Clyde, Greg’s Americana, angry graffiti, and the children (who are the future).
Continue reading June 2006: Goodnight Nurse, Greg Johnson, Hinewehi Mohi & Joel Haines, Ill Semantics, Katchafire
A really unflattering pink jumper, a rool-trippy-as road trip, a fairly straight road trip, and so much wood panelling.
Continue reading April 2006: Juse, Katchafire, Lemuel, Luke Buda, Luke Thompson
A naughty schoolgirl and schoolboy, urban angst, chilled-out vibes and the tail end of peak hip hop.
Continue reading Videos from December 2005 – part 4
The default Katchafire video has the band performing at a live venue, surrounded by fans, friends and whanau, with everyone having a great time. “Close Your Eyes” is one of those videos.
The band are found playing at the Junction Bar in Frankton, their local. The video follows them from setting up to performing. And everyone in the bar, from little kids to oldies, are all grooving to the band and having a good time. (Diabolical thought: wouldn’t it be amazing if a music video showed a real audience looking bored and talking during the band?)
The video is cut with still photos of the same event. The photos are a better quality than the video. And because the photographer has ventured out onto the streets of Frankton (the most interesting part of Hamilton), the photos tend to be more interesting than the video. Smiling kids playing in the fountain, biker dudes posing across from the iconic Forlong’s furniture shop and a boy enjoying a massive battered sausage – so Frankton.
It’s a really low-key video, but it’s Katchafire doing what they do best.
Best bit: the hongi – this is not America.
Next… a lot of balls.