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Video: Moses - End Of The Line (UTR Premiere)

Video: Moses - End Of The Line (UTR Premiere)

Thursday 30th June, 2016 9:06AM

UnderTheRadar is delighted to premiere 'End Of The Line' from Wellington's ambient-psych outfit Moses. The song, which is the first offering from the six-piece since they released the Moses II EP earlier this year, is being unveiled along with a thought-provoking video that plays with the ideas of perception and stereotypes. Watch the clip and then read our wee interview with guitarist/vocalist Teyler Hayes below...

Hi Teyler!! First off can you tell us who is in Moses, and what roles do you each play within the band?

MOSES consists of Anthony Lander (Bass, Vocals), Louisa Nicklin (Saxophone), Daniel Wylie (Guitar), Scott Hakkaart (Drums), Nathan Wightman (Guitar) and Teyler Hayes (Guitar, Vocals).

Tell us a little bit about the story behind the video for ‘End Of The Line’?

The idea of the video was to create a very particular image of a person, and then immediately destroy that image by taking their personality in a direction the audience wouldn’t expect. So, the story is very simple, and basically follows a couple of mates hanging out while doing some odd jobs on the main character's farm section. Once his mate leaves, it then unravels that he has a rather odd interest in a particular member of the Village People (who are actually SO GOOD). Neither of these different sides of the character are meant to be perceived as negative or positive, the concept is more focussed on suggesting that multiple interests and character traits are capable of existing harmoniously within one person. Whether we actually achieved this in a 4-minute music video is debatable, but I think it makes for some nice, and amusing viewing nonetheless! The video was shot at our home in Whareama.

How do the videos themes tie in with the song’s lyrics, if at all??

Very deliberately, the themes and ideas presented in the video have little to do with the lyrical content of the song. The song's lyrics are more about experiencing a loved one leaving you, and trying to be content that it’s the best thing for both of you to start again, without the weight of your history together. Trying to express this visually could have been disastrously cheesy, so the idea of the video came more from the tone of the song, as opposed to the lyrical content. I think it makes sense - sometimes trying to understand the different sides of yourself can be just as complicated as finding contentment in your relationships with others.

What has Moses got up its sleeve for the near future

We’ve been quiet for the last few months, but we’re intending on being a bit louder for the rest of the year! We have a 7” single release in July, the first single off our upcoming album in August, and then our debut album release and subsequent national tour in September. Bloody looking forward to it!


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