Wednesday, 11 July 2012

New music video #2 - Sunshine

New music video #2 is SUNSHINE! Before any talk, here it is - hit the settings button and watch fullscreen in glorious 1080 quality!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0rKZCUS8aj4
If you like it, share it around!

At our double music video premiere on Saturday we launched Winter Boyfriend (free download here, see my previous blog post), and we also launched Sunshine (free download here), the single I released back in October.

Sunshine is one of my favourite live songs and recorded tracks, and it's great to bring it life in a video. The parts which stand out for me the most are from our days filming by the Listening Device on Druid's Hill in the botanic gardens (with me wearing make-up, my unicorn jeans and interrobang top), and getting up onto the (other) Mount Victoria lookout on the most amazing day with the most amazing sunny view of the whole harbour.

My first and biggest shoutout has to be to Fran Jago (@franfilmmaker), without whom this video would have been a series of pencil sketches made into a flipbook animation. We started on this video about a year ago and Fran has been a professional expert from planning to editing, putting up with my annoying demands the whole time too.

Another big thanks to everyone in the video - I think there's about 15 extras in the video, including my International Economy bandmate Chiara (be a fan of us on the Facebook!), other friends from other music videos, the guy in the bar, and roller derby referee Danger Danger + 3 unicyclists we happened to meet out while filming on the waterfront. Cheers guys, here's to many more.

The video looks amazing and I'm super stoked to have it up online and finished. Please watch it, share it, and download the song.

That said, excited as I am, it is another 5min epic music video and certainly took a long while to produce. So I might scale it back for the next one!

Next up: the album. Out Friday 26th Octobter. More soon.

Cheers
Jezmotronic










Sunday, 8 July 2012

New music video #1 - Winter Boyfriend

Hello friends - last night we had a premiere for 2 music videos and it was awesome fun. Huge thanks as always to our friends in Aro Valley for hosting.

Here's the first video! "Winter Boyfriend" by International Economy (my indie-pop band with Chiara LaRotonda). Enjoy! Please do share it with your friends, and remember you can download the song for free from internationaleconomy.bandcamp.com/
album/winter-boyfriend



It's a great fun little video with all our buddies in Wellington, and we're both really pleased to finally have it released. Huge thanks to everyone who's in the video and especially Jay and Daniil who produced it - and huge thanks to Chiara for being the original inspiration for the band and being a super cool friend.

If you watch the live recorded webcast from the premiere, you can see our cool little live acoustic set with some awesome songs - fast forward to 51mins 20secs.

Please be a fan of International Economy on Facebook and you can see and hear more of our cute indie-pop stylings.
http://www.facebook.com/InternationalEconomy

Next blog post - Sunshine!
Thanks again
Jezmotronic (& Chiara)

Saturday, 7 July 2012

Double music video premiere tonight + live stream

Hello there. Tonight I'm excited to be having a music video premiere for not 1 but 2 music videos I'm in: SUNSHINE, released as a single back in Oct 2011, and WINTER BOYFRIEND by International Economy, which is me and Chiara.

Same as previous video premieres, it's at our friends' place and we'll be streaming it live on the internet. So, you can watch us watching the videos, whether you're in the US, the UK, elsewhere in New Zealand, or just tucked up in bed sick here in Wellington.

International times are below - we are an international band, after all - you can watch by going directly to http://www.ustream.tv/channel/jez-kemp, or clicking in this magic player embedded right here:



Live stream videos at Ustream

I will have a whole bunch of shoutouts to make after the premiere when they are both online, so I'll leave those for now.

Hope you can join us. I am excited!
Jezo Kempo


NZ time (UTC +12)
First showing: 9:30pm Sat 7th
Second showing: 11:00pm Sat 7th

Melbourne, Sydney (UTC +10)

First showing: 7:30pm Sat 7th
Second showing: 9:00pm Sat 7th

Jordan summer time (UTC +3) First showing: 12:30pm Sat 7th
Second showing: 2:00pm Sat 7th

European Central Summer Time (CEST = UTC +2)
First showing: 11:30am Sat 7th
Second showing: 1:00pm Sat 7th

UK summer time (BST = UTC +1)
First showing: 10:30am Sat 7th
Second showing: 12noon Sat 7th

US Eastern summer time (EDT = UTC -4)
First showing: 5:30am Sat 7th
Second showing: 7:00am Sat 7th

US Pacific summer time (PDT = UTC -7)
First showing: 2:30am Sat 7th
Second showing: 4:00am Sat 7th