“Her Hands” from standout 2014 album ‘Playmates’ by Jack Ladder now has a video.
Watch the clip here.
This one’s one to file under “What the hell were they on, and can I have some.” it’s a strange and uncomfortable trip watching voyeur-like as these two chase each other around the stunning corridors of Sydney Town Hall. I have to admit, i had to watch it twice to see if the blonde was a bloke!
The video was directed by Steve Rogers, who won an Australian Director’s Guild Award in 2012 for another Jack Ladder & The Dreamlanders video, “Cold Feet”. The Director Of Photography is Oscar winner Russel Boyd (who won his award for Peter Weir’s ‘Master And Commander’ in 2003) and it also stars high profile actor Hamish Michael (Crownies, The Great Gatsby). The video was shot in the grand 19th century neo-Classical corridors (with French Second Empire elements, architecture buffs) of Sydney Town Hall.
After two sold out album launches in Sydney and Melbourne, ‘Playmates’ is looking to be one of the most acclaimed Australian albums of 2014. It’s been being awarded Album Of The Week status on Double J, 3RRR, 2SER and FBi, and was awarded number 17 on Double J’s Top 50 Album’s of the Year List, as well as being nominated by FBi as one of the Albums of the Year in their SMAC Awards. This is in addition to a raft of glowing reviews across local music media.
Legendary US label Fat Possum (The Black Keys, Townes Van Zandt, Rowland S Howard) will release the album in North America, Latin America and Japan in February, and there are plans afoot to tour the US in 2015.
KINGSWOOD Release Short Film For Micro Wars
Melbourne’s favourite indie-rockers Kingswood have enlisted an all-star cast from the Australian music industry to join them in creating a cinematic short film featuring latest single from Kingswood – ‘Micro Wars’ and album track ‘Eye Of The Storm
Ian Moss, Freddy Crabs (Sticky Fingers), Sam Margin, Zac Margin, Scott Baldwin and Will Zeglis (The Rubens), Thomas Champion (The Preatures), Jake Stone (Bluejuice), Tkay Maidza and Australian actress Liana Cornell all play a role alongside the members of Kingswood in this tale of love, loss and revenge.
Watch the video for ‘Micro Wars’ HERE
The film directed by guitarist Alex Laska (Kingswood) and Jason Von Drayco captures the bands signature cinematic style seen in the earlier video for simmering slow burner ‘I Can Feel That You Don’t Love Me’.
The story of ‘Micro Wars’ is set in the dark underbelly of the Sydney underworld as the band of brothers tear up the Sydney Streets riding with the wind upon thundering motorcycles. Capulet meets Montague; our Romeo (Fergus Linacre) meets Juliet (Liana Cornell). A dramatic tale of forbidden love and tragedy ensue ending in a heroic, blood-spattered gun slinging show down between our musically talented all-star cast set to the backdrop of a derelict abandoned asylum.
“It’s sort of the second installment of our endeavours in making grind house styled cinema but with much more of an Australian twist, Animal Kingdom was a big influence…” Alex Laska
Kingswood’s debut album ‘Microscopic Wars’ has been nominated for ARIA ‘Best Rock Album’ 2014