It has been a while since I have heard a good down and dirty punk track all wrapped up with a cool video to boot. A Fight You Can’t Win have reignited my passion for punk rock and ever since hearing Burning skies I have been going through my CD collection looking out: The Bronx, Fucked Up, Holy Mountains (not strictly punk) and a whole load more that are getting me shaking my fist at the world and putting on my Shred Your Face Tour T-shirt that is easily two sizes to small but it is worth it.
This video is great on two fronts: The music is great and the video itself was made by the very talented Sea of Lyons that I fully recommend checking out if you get a sec. I have seen so many music videos made for local and unsigned bands that really don’t stand up to much and eventually all blend into one indecipherable mass.
Sea of Lyons on the other hand seems to be carving out his own distinctive look. I really get the sense that he is throwing everything he has at these videos to make them special and I am happy to say that he has. His videos seem to capture the essence of the band in a way that I haven’t seen in a long time and with each new video we get a unique interpretation of the music. Please check out A Fight You Can’t Win and Sea of Lyons I promise you won’t be disappointed.
If you haven’t seen Trainspotting then you are missing out.
I am going to keep this short as I don’t have much time today.
Just check it out!
We have a rare treat for you this week with our mid-week short selection. We have a home-grown, fresh off the presses, only a few days old short film for you all. Deception, written and directed by the talented Stuart Mower, is an old school style gangster film with some very slick action sequences thrown in for good measure.
It may be slightly longer than your average short film but it is well worth sticking it out through its twenty-minute running time. You will be treated with classic gangster dialogue like “What am I even paying you for?”, brutal fight sequences, very well choreographed by Alan Cairncross and a story that is full of twist and turns. I have to admit that by the end I was hoping for a sequel so I could finally find out what was in the bag they were all after. Please check it out and support home-grown film making talent.
So we are going to be trying to change-up how we do the blogs here on the site. We are still working on what we want to do with them but for now we are removing the weeks from the title (WOOOO big change) and then we are going to be seeing what we can do to make the blogs a little bit more interesting for people to look at and read.
For now however we still want some music to listen to so this week we have chosen a new-ish video from a band called Forest Fires. They are a local Aberdeen (Scotland) band and this video was shot in a club called Snafu and was on the night of their EP Launch. The reason for us choosing this video is because one of us is in it. In fact one of us can be heard singing at the start of the video. It is not only that but the boys are all good friends of ours so this is a nice choice. The video has been around for a while but it is always worth another watch. Check it out and keep your eyes peeled for changed on the site!
Ok we might be stretching the rules a little bit here, as this is not strictly a film but a feature-length TV program and trust us when we say this is creepy as hell! Ghostwatch was broadcast before you had to tell people that something wasn’t real if you were going to broadcast it on TV. It is kinda like when War of the World was broadcast for the first time and everyone thought it was real and freaked out.
The program was put out as a live ghost hunt involving a family haunted by a ghost called Mr Pipes. Now even just mentioning Mr Pipes is creeping me out as I have seen this twice now and both times it was just as scary. You will be able to find it somewhere on-line I have managed to find the first part and I am sure it will link to the rest so please check it out it is a must see for all creepy fans.
When it comes to creepy you can keep your vampires and your werewolves because there is one thing that is guarenteed to give me the heebie jeebies and that is porcelain dolls and this weeks short is full of them! The title Alma means soul and in folklore people believed that you could trap a persons soul within a porcelain doll when they died so you could keep them with you forever (as you do), which is why in some cases real human hair would be used for the hair on the doll.
Alma was created by Rodrigo Blaas who is an ex-animator from pixar and lets face it; it’s the last place that you would expect to produce something this creepy. It starts off with the normal pleasant sounds you’d expect from a pixar short but soon that music and happy laughter become more of a surreal presence because of the images that go along with it.
We wont spoil it for you but we will leave you with this thought: You are walking down an alleyway and stop to take a look around and out of the corner of your eye you spot something odd: It is a doll. A doll that looks exactly like you. It’s is dressed head to toe in exactly the same outfit and even has the same cheeky grin. The doll is placed in a shop window and seems to be beckoning you inside. Your curiousity is laced with just the faintest hint of danger… So what do you do? Check it out.