Just a brief note to let you know that the Dr. Sadler video is now on Vimeo and Youtube for your viewing pleasure!
Watch video here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7mOysahdSw8
Fusion Family are hitting the studio to record their follow up
single 'Last Time' with Super producer Danny Saber (Madonna/ Public
Enemy/ U2/ Black Grape/ David Bowie)
The single is set for a release in later in the year and the band will be popping up at various events in the meantime.
A special thanks to all that were involved and we hope you like it. Appreciate you all helping us get it out there!
Check out the following links for tour dates and Fusion Family related info
FUSION FAMILY - DR. SADLER - PRESS RELEASE
Irish Act Fusion Family
Deliver Astounding Music Video
In times of austerity, and people constantly banging on about reducing
costs, how in God’s name have the Fusion Family made this video? A video which
wouldn’t look out of place on MTV , you wouldn’t be surprised if a six figure
had been speant to make it a reality . According to Luke Leslie the Director of
this extraordinary video, the story began with a hat. “I think 'Dr Sadler' all started with Brian's hat.
It hangs on the side of Fusion Family's logo and he won't stop wearing
the damn thing. So eight months ago, in he trots spouting this
old-landish concept for a Vintage Style music video teeming with
corrupt politicians, crooked cops, gorgeous girls, and mysterious
tommy-gun toting assassins. I thought it sounded
fantastic, and had
great potential but it needed a lot of fleshing out.” And so begun a sixteen-month process filled
with cold nights in warehouses and the requirement for everyone to start
believing in a project that seemed ridiculous to anyone who gave themselves the
time to really think about it.
Leslie notes he was not
looking for that crisp hard black and white you would associate with
recent films like Sin City. Rather classics such as Casablanca or The Third Man
were more his style reference. One of the most important elements of the
production was assembling a good crew one that could deliver on a project with
very thin comericial investment (solely by the Fusions Family guerilla record label,
The track used for the
video derives from FusionFamily's debut
album 'Full Circle' (produced by Brian Masterson), and certainly stands up to
the challenge presented by thevideo itself, rather then simply enhancing the
perception of the song, the video has
offerered the platform the song deserves
Things are falling into place piece by piece
in camp FusionFamily, and with top
producer Danny Saber from LA lined up to collaborate on the follow up single
entitled 'Last Time',
Narayan Van Maele, the
cinematographer worked with Leslie since collaborating on his graduate short
film King of the Waves. They we are used to pinching pennies on low budget
projects. Since the whole story had to be told visually breaking it down with
a shot-list was key, we also made up birds eye view diagrams to help
visualize the layout of each set - which existed mainly inside a computer -
followed by a tight daily schedule and a finally a comprehensive budget.
A strong team makes or
breaks a low budget project. In addition, Leslie notes that everyone who came
onboard did so because they wanted to be part of something different. “I
can't speak highly enough of Rioghnach Ni Ghrioghair who not only cast our
two gorgeous ladies,
But sourced props,
costumes, took stills; production managed, did everyone’s hair and make-up
and even did the catering!”
film-days are only just behind us so mucking in and making it happen is
second nature to all of us at this stage.
The band will be touring again from September and will be popping up at a couple
of festivals before then.
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