David Knight - 5th Aug 2008

The band with the difficult-to-remember name has another memorable video by Wade Shotter.

Now here's Knickerbocker, another visual treat where Wade has illustrated the song line-by-line with his version of an old-fashioned slide show, which builds and builds.

I think we have to call this authentically organic-looking, because it sounds good, but it was clearly an editor's waking nightmare - so bloody well done young Tom Lindsay.

"The concept was to let the song dictate the visuals by representing the lyrics with still images and the music by each instrumental element that created each particular sound," says Wade. "These two elements couldn't always exist together and I had to begin with the stills and gradually introduce the instrumentation to progress the promo and create a successful dynamic.

"I wanted to visualise the promo through stills and moving image projectors to create a more tactile piece and give it a reason for being instead of just existing as a digital edit."

But be warned: Knickerbocker does feature a Lena Zavaroni record sleeve. More than once.

David Knight - 5th Aug 2008

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