Yes, it’s true. Our favorites from New Zealand are back. It’s animated by Veronica Brett again, and these psychedelic pop vibes won’t go away in the turn of a cheek. They’re a part of the micro independent label Fishrider Records. This particular song, titled “Let’s Go Down“, is their third single from their debut-album “Feel“. So check it out and watch it slowly unfurl, as you delve deep into the minds of these people. Or at least their picturesque representation of the song at hand in a fine animation.
The wonderfully extravagant band The Shifting Sands are premiering a new music-video for their song “Worth our While” from their debutalbum “Feel“. So you’ll be the first to view this video, created by Veronica Brett. This band is a part of the wonderful micro-label Fishrider Records, which you’ve heard a lot about on this blog. It’s about time the band released their second full-length album, which will arrive later this year. There’s also some information about the background of this fascinating animation. You can read it down below:
‘Worth our While’ turns up the amps and distortion, firing off a salvo of fuzzed out guitar perfection. In addition to Mike McLeod’s overdriven lead guitar and vocals and Tom Bell’s bass, the song features Robbie Yeats (The Verlaines, The Dead C) on drums and Jay Clarkson (The Expendables, Breathing Cage) on rhythm guitar.
The 185 seconds of ‘Worth our While’ by talented young Dunedin graphic artist Veronica Brett is made up of an average of about 18 frames per second, all hand drawn (minus probably 1000 frames of looping), meaning roughly 2330 individual drawings! It’s the first music video she has made.
The Shifting Sands are planning the release of their second album this year and another, even more ambitious, animated video from Veronica is underway for that.
In case you want to, you can also listen to the track down below and download it, from Soundcloud.
Mike McLeod is the man behind The Shifting Sands which was (to begin with) his own psychedelic pop-project, from New Zealand. However, it turned into a larger project involving many notable artists from Dunedin that helped him recording and master it, each one of them lending their strength to the music via the instruments they play. With the help of these artists, his first album Feel was released in April. I asked the man about his influences, the artists who helped him, what it’s like living in Dunedin and much more.