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At every show, Matt is there behind the drums, ready....with his camera
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Here’s our latest video.
It was directed by Heremaia Rudkin, part of the Creative Foundry. He heard this song on the radio and contacted us to do this video. It was very simple. We like it. We’ve been waiving our arms around trying to get the attention of Triple-J and Dom Alessio to get this fine burst of garage cinema included in his Film Clip Friday on Home & Hosed, but, in the likely event that that doesn’t happen we decided to do it ourselves and…do it ourselves. There’s only so much one can beg about pr and promo and stuff like that–eventually you just shrug and….[shrug]. As a matter of pride we’re doubling down and making today an all Royal Chant affair. Snap!
Since November is Aus Music month and most of Australia’s rock royalty are on the “Straight To You” Nick Cave-tribute tour, we dredged through our film footage and sure enough hit upon Royal Chant on stage at the Tote Hotel in Melbourne this past May, playing our own version of Nick Cave’s beautiful “Straight To You”. I’m not saying it’s good, I’m just saying that it’s us.
And lastly, since it takes just about three of anything to make a feature, our bassist James put together some crap footage of our most recent gig, playing far too early at the Newtown Festival. Geez, the dog show was barely over and we’re trying to kick out the garage jams here. All good. As soon as we wrapped up our set we went across the road to the Courthouse Hotel and sank into a few ciders to ease the morning pain. Lovely. Absolutely lovely. [ps--for the curious or obsessed, there's a few new songs buried in this clip. When I'm singing alone on the couch, sounding rough as guts, that's a new one called "Oh, The Shame". Following "Sea Chanty" on stage, we try out a zippy new number called "Hesitation Kills". Now you know....]
Sorry to make this all about us….again. There’s heaps to write and it’s raining. Conditions are perfect….
Write back if it’s been a while. Tell me what’s going on and all that jazz.
4/8/12 X & Y Bar by De La Cruz Photography
Promo shots by Emma Dean 14/1/2012
28/10/11 @ Oxford Art Factory w/Trial Kennedy by Meghan Player
2/7/11 @ Factory Theatre by Gwendolyn Lee
12/2/11 @ Oxford Art Factory by Eva Rinaldi
15/1/11 @ Manly Fishos w/You Am I by Dave Tozer
15/1/11 @ Manly Fishos w/You Am I by Jason Dreggs