Tuesday, 16 August 2011

And then I busted out a new music video, because I'm like that

I could explain first, but that would spoil the fun. Just watch:

This is "Boy With X-Ray Eyes", the b-side from Lighthouses (free download here). A week after the Lighthouses single launch at Bar Medusa back launch in March, I thought it'd be fun to do a photoshoot with my red hair (awesome pics here and here). Then I thought, hey, why not get some video footage of mucking around on the waterfront, make a video and chuck it up on the internet? And then LO! We had a great day out in the sun along the Wellington waterfront. Then it just took 5 months for me to get my arse in gear and make the video.

Huge thanks to everyone involved, including Tobi (@owner) for the footage on the day, Fran (@franfilmmaker) and Veli (@hoccusfoccus) for the live footage from the Lighthouses launch, and Chiara (@allchiara) and Daryn for taking pictures and helping out. Also Chiara lent me her wonderful scoop-neck octopus Tshirt, which combined with my grungey skirt (made from a pair of jeans in 2004), and my red hair and red guitar (still not technically mine), I think it all looks awesome. You and the rest of the internet may disagree. But don't worry, I'm ready for hatemail on Youtube :)

Finally big-ups to the wonderful chaps Danny Gareth and Tod from Throw It To The Fire who are in those live shots, and have been recording their new EP!

Some of my favourite moments:
  • The kid spinning round after I spin round
  • Singing with the kayak in the background
  • Sunglasses falling off my face from rocking out
  • Every last drop of sunshine. It is hailing HARD right now. Summer seems so far away!
Hope you like it!



  1. 'bout time. Have been waiting to see this for AGES! ;)

  2. Cheers T, sorry for the wait. Hope it didn't disappoint!