DAN KELLY - LEISURE PANIC ALBUM LAUNCH
One of the most entertaining men in music, Dan Kelly, has today released a stellar new music video offering, as he unveils the clip to 2015's earworm, 'Never Stop The Rot'.
Dan took the time to offer this overview of the video is in his characteristically disarming fashion:
'Never Stop The Rot' the video was directed by Sunny Leunig in a green screen studio in a storage facility in Brunswick. Phoebe Taylor was the star and plays my bored travel partner with fabulous seventies flair! She is a designer, a motorbike rider and a drummer in the Steve Miller Band .We had to borrow a motorbike off her friend Tao as her bike broke down, and we borrowed a small rubber dinghy too.
The band has been coming to rehearsal in Skins after riding/jogging from work so I thought they should try them in the clip. I think it's made for one of the great guitar solo shots ever. No guitar or guitarist just the band on exercise bike and stretches. I spent two hundred bucks at the army disposals on hiking gear and we only used half a second of hiking! I looked quite silly. Sunny was looking after me there.
Some of the Dream Band couldn't make it so we just didn't use them and pretended to play their instruments. Sorry Maddy and Joe but time was tight. The theme started as a slide night of my holidays for bored friends. We used that at the start but realised no one under 30 knows what a slide is, so it descends fairly quickly into japes, hijinks and group exercise. The green screen was invaluable here, as we had to cover a huge amount of territory again due to my lust for geography in songs. Sunny shot it in a day and edited it in five days to meet the insane online demand for my product. Peace.
'Never Stop The Rot' is the first single to be lifted from Dan's new album 'LEISURE PANIC!' (ABC Music), released on October 9.
To celebrate this momentous occasion Dan is playing launch shows up the east coast through October. Joined by his legendary Dream Band he will perform songs off the new platter as well as plenty of hits and memories from his AMP and ARIA nominated albums Dan Kelly's Dream, Drowning in the Fountain of Youth and Sing the Tabloid Blues. Dan's flair for witty, bent and romantic lyrics and his sweet guitar tones have taken him around the world and been an influence on many of the current crop of Australian songwriters achieving global success today.
Join Dan Kelly and the Dream Band, and a host of local choice guests for a night of lyrical and sonic adventure.
"Enthrallingly delirious characterisations"... "Relentlessly imaginative song craft informed by a broad and ardent zeal for the entire history of popular music" - Martin Jones - Rhythms Magazine 2015
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