Filed under: Music | Tags: Glissando, Off The Beaten Tracks, Trespassers William
This is my fan face. I spent most of last weekend wearing it when I met Trespassers William and had the privilege of photographing their Off The Beaten Tracks session. Watching them play an acoustic set inside the Glasshouse at Edinburgh’s Botanic Garden (along with another fine band, Glissando) was an unforgettable experience.
It was a dreich day and the place was empty enough to hear the rain drumming on the glass roof – a fitting backdrop to Trespasser’s divinely melancholic sound.
The video will be uploaded soon but, until then, you can take a peek at the photographs here.
Filed under: Film, Music | Tags: Bon Iver, La Blogotheque, Sigur Ros, Take Away Shows
I can’t get enough of La Blogotheque’s Take Away Shows. Since the project’s beginning in 2006, La Blogotheque have notched up nearly 100 video podcasts featuring bands and artists playing their music in unexpected places. My favorites include Sigur Ros playing a rare acoustic performance of Vid Spilum Endalaust in a Parisian cafe, the sweet sound of Fleet Foxes’ Blue Ridge Mountains echoing from the glass ceiling of the Grand Palais, and Bon Iver’s off the cuff acapella rendition of For Emma in the stairwell of an apartment block.
I’m loving this music video for the Japanese trio Sour. The film, featuring the band’s fans, was created entirely via webcam. Enjoy!
Filed under: Film, Music | Tags: blue star animation, music video, We were promised jetpacks
Music video by Blue Star Animation for We Were Promised Jetpacks second single Roll up your Sleeves. I like.
Filed under: Music, Projects | Tags: Come on Gang, Frightened Rabbit, Off the Beaten Track, Team Turnip
Off the Beaten Tracks is a collaborative music project by Nonimage and Showburner that takes bands off the stage and onto the streets, park benches, roof tops, and narrow closes of Edinburgh to record truly unique acoustic sessions. With sessions by Team Turnip, Come on Gang and Scott from Frightened Rabbit already under their belt, Off the Beaten Tracks looks set for big things.