Sam Hill - 26th Feb 2013

Pitching Stornoway singer Brian as a weatherman depicting The Mariner's turbulent voyage and other members of the band as some key characters (including a slightly creepy albatross), they finale on a rather wonderful ship-based set.

And the Mitcham Submarine briefly surfaced to explain the literary allusion: "Singer Brian is The Ancient Mariner in the guise of a modern day TV weatherman as he describes the journey of the doomed ship," says Craig. "Band members Rob & Jon play the Wedding Guest and Hermit respectively. Bassist Oli reports in 'live' from the quayside of the launch of a ship, which in design is similar to another famously doomed vessel. One of the other characters in the video is reading The Mariner's Mirror; a heavyweight nautical publication from 1911 which is still in circulation today."

http://www.youtube.com/watchv=ztOtNCyjE-w

Credits

DirectorThe Mitcham Submarine
ProducerThe Mitcham Submarine / Suze Olbrich
Production Company4AD Records
Director of PhotographyP
Focus PullerMurren Tullett
GafferPhilip Hurst
1st ADAdam Lilley
StylistJakob Brondum
DITJames Bridgford
EditorJames Harman @ TC Soho
ColouristTom Knowles @ The Joint
Production AssistantLiam Glyde
RunnerJosh Turner

Sam Hill - 26th Feb 2013

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