The fans are blown away, a sweet lullaby, the newsreel, disintegration, and cutting to the beat.
A caring world, the case of the disappearing seeds, owl vs robot, the power of the green screen and warrior spirit.
Raging against the machine, a boring road trip, high school musical, an ’80s celebration, a dark disco corner, rocking in a forest, fake tropics.
Continue reading June 2008: Mareko, Nathan King, Nesian Mystik, Opensouls, Over the Atlantic, Shihad, Sweet & Irie
Seeing in the new year, Kiwi style; James Bond, Kiwi style; drum ‘n’ bass, Kiwi style; and walking (off a cliff, in the rain, away) Kiwi style.
Continue reading December 2006: The Feelers, The Mint Chicks, The Valves, These Four Walls, Tiki Taane, Tyna & JB
Hotel high jinks, the bleakness of rural New Zealand, war is hell, falling and not getting up, stadium rock, and a welding torch.
Continue reading August 2006: 4 Corners, 5Star Fallout, AL, Ammp, Atlas, Blindspott
A highly symbolic lollipop, polite zombies, a beach dream, and an old abandoned rugby ground.
Continue reading October 2005: Dam Native, Die! Die! Die!, Gasoline Cowboy, Goodnight Nurse, King Kapisi
Racing car action, flaming flames, a marionette, animated bands, extreme close-ups, and some punks.
Continue reading August 2005: Pluto, Recloose, Sarah Brown, Sola Rosa, Steriogram, The Checks, The Phoenix Foundation, The Rabble, Tyree
King Kapisi returns with the first single from his third album, Dominant Species. The video is very dark, edgy and urban, a complete change from the fresh outdoor settings of his earlier videos.
The video takes place on the most gothiest basketball court. It’s black, with a black and grey graffiti mural on the back wall. Playing on the court are two teams of four, both dressed in arrangements of black and white sportswear.
King Kapisi also joins in with the neutral colours. Alternating an entirely black and entirely white combo of hoodie and shorts. He wears the hood up and pairs it with sunglasses, which gives him the look of the Unabomber’s police sketch.
The overall black palette of the video does make it seem like King Kapisi is trying to be all tough and serious, which reminds me of New Kids on the Block’s ill-fated attempt to go gangsta in the mid ’90s. But, ok, it is still a very stylishly shot video.
Best bit: the dramatic goal shooting of the basketball game.
Director: Sam Peacocke
Nga Taonga Sound & Vision
Next… shirtless street party.