Video

Sea Shanty by

Director: Ian Henderson

Year: 2011

This is the first music video for a song from the debut album by Dunedin, New Zealand band Opposite Sex.

Opposite Sex relocated to Dunedin from their hometown of Gisborne in 2011 bringing with them their strange and wonderful songs. Their music ranges from oddly poppy carnie waltzes like "Sea Shanty" through to manic spiky post-punk weirdness. In between those extremes is a little bit of rockabilly and some classic post-punk lo-fi pop.

The "Sea Shanty" video was made in true Dunedin lo-fi DIY style on a zero budget with minimal props and a make-it-up-as-we-go film shoot. The challenge was - how do we make a video about living underwater when no-one wants to get wet because it's winter and it's cold? This was the improvised solution.


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