‘Sly Boots’ is the third single from our new album ‘SIERRA-KILO-ALPHA’, which was named in Rolling Stone’s ’50 Best Albums of 2016 So Far’.
Its Felix the Cat meets Monty Python on a Melbourne summer evening in Fitzroy. We’re just havin fun in the clip, which is exactly what we do on stage.
We worked with the Jacobsonson production team for filming/editing and Morgan Quinn for the cartoon characters. All filming was made up quick and on the spot, with a respect to the cartoons and animations that were part of our childhood.
The concept came from a short animation that Morgan (Rudekat) had done, we rang him and he said “skoopidorama. I’m flat chat and have to go away… but it sounds like fun… I’ll do it. What’s the Deadline?”
…We got it out before MSO hit the Main Stage at Splendour In The Grass and then head over to the UK in August, for 9 shows! The UK tour is in support of the new album release via Proper Music UK and will take in shows at London’s The Garage,Boomtown Fair, Kaya World Music Festival, and Edinburgh Fringe Festival (for 6 nights).
See you on the dance floor somewhere… Skavoovie!
To celebrate the release of the new single, our good friends at iWorld Australia are offering another cool prize to win – A HolySmoke bundle that includes 1x Black Newnest Bluetooth Speaker (Normally $299.95) and 1x Black Motif Headphones (normally $49.95).
Simply head to our Facebook page to enter the comp:
We are ready for our new mission! Sierra-Kilo-Alpha is all systems go and The Orchestra is styling up for our national tour. Shoes have been shined, suits pressed, and instruments polished. We’ve had some great reviews for the album so far and the vibe is heating up.
We’ll be playing lots of new tunes from Sierra-Kilo-Alpha, trying some new things on stage and generally suiting up to make this a mission to remember. So check those tour dates below, don’t forget to style up and look sharp and we’ll see you on the dancefloor space-ska-dets!,
The film clip for Funkchunk our latest single off ‘Sierra-Kilo-Alpha’ out April 22 is hot out of the editing room.
Funkchunk is a song that acknowledges that the mind is a battlefield. Sometimes enemy, Sometime’s friend. There is also a sense that the battle is winnable through the dedication to the forward movement of your funkified journey. Eventually the balance will be set, driving to a place of goodness – in control.
The idea for the clip emerged after a chance meeting with Director of Photography David Finnegan and Damir Kotoric, our drone man. David’s multicamera shoot and editing could morph the images into a cool planet like thang while Damir’s drone gave the band the ‘on the lonely road’ vibe and provided the sense of space. We found this Orange Double-Decker Open-Top Bus for hire so we put all the elements together and decided on a theme where the top deck of the bus was the bus driver’s mind – dealing with some brain battlefield issues. Sometimes under control, sometimes empty, sometimes in full fight mode.
We lost three hats and retrieved Robert’s twice! (one hat was my treasured crushproof traveller over the Westgate Bridge). David Joseph as the Bus Driver worked a treat. Some of those expressions were real!
I think we did a great job. It was a long day and lots of fun and I would do it again. Maybe glue on hats… I’d keep the orange bus though.