Directed by Bobby Bloomfield, our new vid for Hammer and a Nail (out 23/2 and taken from our debut album out 04/05 viennaditto.bandcamp.com thank you very much) is now here for your visual delight! Made with the valued assistance of Laura Hindle and fellow hallucinations Pete Bloomfield, Alice Taylor, Phil Moore, Layla Mohamed, Jules Cooper, Lizzie Thornton, John, um, John, Hilary Fagan, and probably a bunch folks I’ve forgotten cos I’m an eejit. It’s here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=posRLnHd-04
It’s all in the title, really. This is the first, or second, depending on how you look at it, single from our forthcoming album (out May 4th be with you).
To commemorate this momentous occasion, we will be headlining- yes, headlining The O2 Academy 2 (upstairs) in Oxford on the 27th Feb along with…
Alternative Rock 4 piece Decovo about whom I can find very little. But they look nice and sound great.
I do know all about the The Aureate Act as we’ve played with them and indeed taught one of them guitar. They’re sickeningly young, frighteningly good and party it like it was 1973, with a heavy vein of Floyd/Genesis/King Crimson to their live set. Listen to this though and tell me it doesn’t sound a little like The Smiths too
Kid Kin are bloody great and leave me with a grammatical conundrum as they both are and is Peter Lloyd, some kind of goddamn polymathematical multi instrumentalist genius who whipped up an absolute storm at the Punt last year.
His debut album is on here with other good things:
For forthcoming single ‘Hammer and a Nail’- OUT 23rd FEB!
We’re filming on 30th January from 7pm at a nice wee venue called The Others in Stoke Newington, London. Basically we want you to come down and prance about in silly costumes and have fun. Think you can manage that?
Entrance is free and we will provide free crisps and a night of top entertainment including a live set from Vienna Ditto, DJ sets from Bobby (DIOYY?), HinHin and some surprise guests and a raffle!
If you have some sort of performance skill that’ll look good on camera too that’d be simply marvellous. Unfortunately our practically non-existent budget won’t stretch to paying anyone but we’ll credit y’all big time.
Costumes are really important. Basically classic fancy dress like clowns, robots, pirates, cows, wrestlers, transvestites, punks, masquerade ball people etc. – just no celebrity or character costumes.
**The weirdest costumes and best dancers will win prizes (even more crisps, booze, hugs) and will definitely appear in the finished video.**
7pm // 30th Jan // 6-8 Manor Rd, Top Floor, Stoke Newington, London N16 5SA
The Punt is Nightshift Magazine’s annual showcase of Oxford unsigned bands and we’re playing last! Not sure it means we’re headlining as such, there’s too much general love for that kind of attitude. Find out more HERE