News // 4 News by THE GRAFT
British film Director Dan Cadan – represented by London-based production company The Graft, part of the Rankin Group – has released his new music video for Noel Gallagher. Dan Cadan directed a video of pure Northern class for “Black Star Dancing”, the new single by Noel Gallagher. Dan directed the video with the boy wonder who conceived the idea: Northern powerhouse Scully. The film takes you back to the social clubs of yesteryear for the new music video inspired by 70s British TV show The Wheeltappers and Shunters Social Club. Noel and the band star as headliners. For the video, Dan Cadan and Scully trawled through 32 hours worth of archives to find an authentic audience and atmosphere. It’s seamlessly edited together for a remarkable fusion of old meets new.
We quote Dan Cadan: “Recreating the Wheeltappers stage was a craic, from the curtains down to the fluorescent cardboard signs advertising. ‘Peas on a Saucer’ for 5p. Noel and the band gave a brilliant performance on stage which we intercut with our friends from The Wheeltappers. So, if you’re looking for salt of the earth music and cheap pie ’n peas, you’re in for a winner. This music video has it all”. GoSee wanted to dig a bit deeper; here’s our Mini-Quest with Dan:
The video is inspired by “70s British TV show The Wheeltappers and Shunters Social Club” – can you explain the show to our readers? The show aired in the early- to mid-70s. It was basically a working men’s club set inside Granada Studios in Manchester. Variety acts would perform on the show which was hosted by controversial comedian Bernard Manning. Acts that I grew up watching on TV like Cannon and Ball and The Krankies started out on shows like this, hence Scully and I including them in the video.
The ladies in the video are especially charming and sort of unforgettable – who was responsible for the ‘cast’? You, Scully – or Noel himself? Ha! Well, Scully and I trawled through every episode of the show, searching for the beauties. This amounted to 32 hours of footage, and we didn’t miss a nicotine stained finger, blue rinse or garish tabard. We had to lose some real honeys, too.
One sentence regarding your cooperation with Scully? Scully is a creative genius, and I’m lucky to be working with him.
And how was it working with Noel – As far as we know from the media, he is supposed to be a bit eccentric? Noel is also a genius. He was so easy on the day, he is equally cool and funny as fuck and lets you just get on with making his video. He knows what works, and that is good enough for me.
What is the message? Is there any? There isn’t a message in the video. It’s just a doff of the cloth cap to the shows and entertainment of our youth.
What is your next project? Another video for Noel with Scully. I’m also developing a couple of my own projects, looking for my second feature and writing a TV series with Goldie.
About – Noel Thomas David Gallagher (born 29 May 1967) is a British singer, songwriter and guitarist. He was the lead guitarist, co-lead vocalist and principal songwriter of English rock band Oasis. Raised in Burnage, Manchester, Gallagher began learning guitar at the age of thirteen. After a series of odd jobs in construction, he worked for local Manchester band Inspiral Carpets as a roadie and technician in 1988. While touring with them, he learned that his younger brother Liam Gallagher had formed a band of his own, known as the Rain, which eventually took on the name Oasis. After Gallagher returned to England, he was invited by his brother to join Oasis as the lead guitarist. Noel agreed, but only under the condition that he would be responsible for writing the entirety of the band's material afterwards... Black Star Dancing single – NGHFB.lnk.to/bsd & Black Star Dancing EP – NGHFB.lnk.to/bsd & Black Star Dancing EP – NGHFB.lnk.to/bsd_ep & wikipedia.org//Noel_Gallagher
14.05.2019 // show complete article
“The new Adele......Freya Ridings is the voice of 2019” – The Times
“This singer brings classical precision and raw emotion to celestial pop” – GQ
“An extraordinary talent” – Sunday Times Culture
“The most exciting rising talent in UK Music……she’s a superstar in waiting” – The Sun
After the huge success of ‘Lost Without You’, Freya Ridings established herself as Britain’s biggest breakthrough artist, and now she kicks off 2019 with the release of her new single ‘You Mean The World To Me’ out today on Good Soldier. The outstanding accompanying video was directed by the Golden Globe-nominated Game of Thrones star Lena Headey (Cersei Lanister). Her Game of Thrones co-star, Maisie Williams (Arya Stark), stars alongside Freya in the beautifully shot and emotional video.
“I had such an emotional response to Freya’s voice and the song. We had a few versions of this video, some were considered too dark; I think we achieved a version that allows us to see Freya in a raw emotional performance. And the family element is what the song is all about.” – Lena Headey
Produced by Greg Kurstin (Adele/Sia/Liam Gallagher/Pink) and mixed by Tom Elmhirst (Adele, Amy Winehouse), the stunning new ballad ‘You Mean The World To Me’ was originally written by Freya in her front room about a time when her mum was unwell.
Freya explains, “When I heard that Lena Headey and Maisie Williams wanted to work on the music video for the new single, I was beyond humbled. This is a hugely personal and emotional song for me – I’m just in awe of the emotionally intelligent strong women that worked on it, which also reflects the woman it was originally written about – my mum”.
Freya has just embarked on her biggest sold-out headline tour to date with over 14,000 tickets sold – it kicked off in Cork and includes a date at London’s Roundhouse on 11th March 2019. Plus, Freya has been confirmed to play at all the big festivals this Summer, including Isle Of Wight, Latitude and Wilderness.
Freya’s talents have already been recognized by a variety of influential fans; a collaboration with British fashion designer Richard Quinn at London Fashion Week this month; a performance in the US on The Late Late Show with James Corden at the beginning of the year; TV appearances in the UK on Sports Personality of the Year, Stand Up To Cancer and Top of the Pops; and an invitation to feature on the MJ Cole track ‘Waking Up’. Freya’s single ‘Lost Without You’ was added to BBC Radio 1, Radio 2 and Capital FM playlist, played by Heart, Smooth FM and Bauer network, and she was the No.1 artist in the Independent singles chart in 2018.
A hymn to lost love and regret, ‘Lost Without You’ has now had over 100 million streams, it peaked at Number 9 in the Official Chart and stayed in the Top 10 for 8 weeks. The last time a female artist hit the Top 10 with a song 100% written by themselves was in 2012 with a re-charting of Kate Bush’s ‘Running Up That Hill’. Freya is also only the second British artist in chart history to re-enter the Top 10 on 4 different occasions and has now been in the Official Charts for over 6 months.
About - Freya Rose Ridings (born 19 April 1994) is an English singer-songwriter. She is best known for her 2017 single "Lost Without You", which peaked at number nine on the UK Singles Chart. She performed the song live on the BBC Sports Personality of the Year Awards show in 2018 and also on The Greatest Dancer in 2019. Ridings was raised in North London and grew up in Palmers Green. She is the daughter of actor and musician Richard Ridings, she learned guitar from watching him play.
A first list of live dates right here :
1st Dolans Warehouse, Limerick
2nd Olympia Theatre, Dublin
4th The Old Fruitmarket, Glasgow
5th University, Newcastle
7th Albert Hall, Manchester
8th University, Leeds
9th o2 Institute, Birmingham
11th Roundhouse, London
12th Junction, Cambridge
13th SWX, Bristol
.... GoSee : freyaridings.com & the video on youtube.com/watch
01.03.2019 // show complete article
Now is absolutely the time to add a splash of color to your drink and an itty-bitty adjustment in perspective towards the hue of pink – naturally accompanied by the liqueur from CHAMBORD: Live Rose Tinted! The brand new spot was created by Vicky Lawton, Director and Photographer c/o THE GRAFT and TONIC REPS, who asks you to stop waiting for an occasion and stage them yourself instead. And join in – with a cold mixed drink, underscored by a touch of deliciously luxurious berry liqueur from France.
"To match the flavorsome taste of the liqueur, Vicky created and captured a sumptuous lite-brite pop landscape, some seriously chic styling and an effervescent performance from the two main Chambord ladies." THE GRAFT lets us know.
Vicky on the spot: “Working with Creative Director Caroline Paris at Brave and the team at Chambord was a gorgeous experience. I enjoyed the whole process from developing the storyboard with some unique transitions to crafting the color palette and stylized lighting. The campaign is sophisticated, ever-so-chic, and has that certain Chambord je ne sais quoi. I love it!”
From now on, Chambord will certainly no longer be seen as just the luxurious – and you have to admit – fabulous extra drop in drinks at uber-exclusive events. No! It’s the splash of deliciousness in every moment. Whether a quiet night in or at the party of the year – because hey, we are the event!
“Chambord is a simple way to give daily life a dash of vibrancy by adding color, flavor and fun to the norm. Which is why we created a super-chic and stylish campaign aimed at inspiring people to live with the very same attitude: to Live Rose Tinted. Every creative touchpoint is a positive way to see the world with Chambord's ‘pink perspective’ and to break the familiarity of routine by putting an optimistic spin on life’s everyday moments.” Caroline Paris, Creative Director, Brave.
So get ready to put a bit more pink into your life and do what Chambord recommends: Live Rose Tinted.
About - Chambord Liqueur is a 16.5% abv raspberry liqueur modeled after a liqueur produced in the Loire Valley of France during the late 17th century. The Chambord brand has been owned and produced by the Brown-Forman Corporation since 2006. Chambord is produced in the Loire Valley from red and black raspberries, Madagascar vanilla, Moroccan citrus peel, honey and cognac. Whole raspberries and blackberries are steeped in French spirits for a period of several weeks to produce a fruit infusion. In 2006, the Chambord product brand was acquired by the Brown-Forman Corporation. chambordchannel.com
04.12.2018 // show complete article