Darkness is the first single from a new project I’ve started with Matt Van Schie from Australian band Van She. We met in Parisian club The Social Club in 2010 where we were both DJing. We hit it off and started sending tracks to each other, getting to know each other. Then Matt was working [...]
Now here’s an idea: create a super catchy single and then persuade those with the purse strings to fly you from Australia to Jamaica to shoot the video. My only regret is that Van She has the idea first. Damn! But they win, hands down (or up in the air, as the case may be) with this awesome track, Jamaica, off their new album, Idea of Happiness. Van She will be playing a limited run of dates in Australia this September before they head overseas for a string of shows across Europe and America. They’ll be returning home for Stereosonic and Foreshore Festivals this summer.
Australian band Van She had a cultish hit single a little while back with their synth-pop track Kelly. The voyeuristic film clip was simple enough — girls called Kelly kissing boys — but it was strangely beguiling. We asked the guys where the creative inspiration for the clip came from: ‘We worked on that video with a friend of ours who has a really strong style in terms of Grading and set plotting and location spotting, a style which was perfect for the song Kelly. At the time we were, and still are, really in to movies like the Breakfast Club, Virgin Suicides, and anything that has that lost sense of nostalgia’.