This time The Little Stevies brought us a charming video written by Lachlan Woods and directed one of the band members himself, Robin Geradts-Gill. This pictorial journey gives us a visual feast of their latest release, Dink You.
The video opens with interviewer, Hannah Moon discovering TLS plan to circumnavigate the world…and yes, you got it- by bicycle! Ok, I admit the idea is not new but TLS gave the concept a refreshing spin. Just like the catchy line in the song itself, “so let’s jump on our bikes and cycle ‘round the entire world”. TLS set the scene for an exciting journey kicking off from Elwood Beach in Victoria, equipped with their bikes, scuba gear and even table-tennis balls.
I was a bit disappointed at the use of still shots and for some silly reason I ACTUALLY expected to see them cycling around the entire world. But I guess TLS need to leave something to our imagination.
The product placement could have been a tad more subtle, as they paraded their scuba-cycling attire. (But I must divulge that TLS chose to use SWIFT Table-Tennis balls for superior buoyancy!)
Highlights had to be TLS alongside some of the many wonders of the world. I won’t spoil it- but my favourite is Josh in the river Jamuna in front of the Taj Mahal! Classic shot.
Don’t book a Contiki tour. Check this video out instead.
For those who are ‘concentrationally challenged’, check out the shorter version here. Speaking of tours though, the guys are doing an east coast tour (including Radelaide!) throughout November and December.
And of course, the track itself. Support local artists guys. Super super important!
Hey, Alikitti again 🙂
It was a sea of newspaper hats as a crowded richmond bar full of twenty-somethings rocked onto songs about a disgruntled tadpole concerned about the changes happening to him “Tadpole Blues” and “Juicy Juicy Green Grass” And the classic we wore those hats for, “Newspaper Mama”.
Combe created an atmosphere of fun and general gag value hilarity. Smiles were all round, supporting their favourite childhood ‘one-man-wiggle’. Of course, I have to admit…there was something a little strange about generation Y still dancing to kids songs- but drinking beer at an city Melbourne pub! Yet the crowd were still shaking their booties like they did in 1989…
Other highlights inlcluded the madness of “Mr Clicketty Cane (Wash Your Face in Orange Juice)” and “Spaghetti Bolognaise”. I am still pissed he didn’t play “Chopsticks”. Oh well- guess we’ll have to road trip it to for his next gig- Manning Bar, Sydney!
Although it’s not from the gig we saw, here’s a bit of him live in action, taken from his DVD:
We’ve posted up an old song of his too. It’s just a rip off YouTube complete with an intro sounding a little creepy.
Peter Combe – Newspaper Mama (youtube rip)
“…And the planet’s getting hotter. So let’s jump on bikes and cycle round the entire world. With the wind in our hair, we can take off any time anywhere…and I’ll dink you, if you get too tired!”
This band totally rocked my world for a week. They’re kind of funk, with an eclectic soul feel. I think I listened to this whole album back to back for 3 days. They’re a funky melbourne group who sing about life, and people, relationships and all that cheesy shit that sounds awesome when blitzed into an entire record. If you were born in Australia and grew up on trams in Melbourne, music festivals in the bush and trips along the coast- then this is the album for you!
The Tram Song is so far my favourite.
Check them out on myspace, there is a fan club on facebook and they have recently scored residency at the empress hotel on Thursday’s.
You can also check out their video clip for Sunshower just below.
To The Little Stevies- I Love your band!