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Premiere: Auckland's Rope Share Psychedelic Video 'Factotum'

Premiere: Auckland's Rope Share Psychedelic Video 'Factotum'

Photo by Shamima Lone / Thursday 26th July, 2018 10:49AM

Auckland post-rock / shoe-gaze trio Rope have dropped an eyeball-searing psychedelic video for their recently-released debut single 'Factotum'. The new group features the crack lineup of ex-US guitarist Brian Purrington (My Education, Swallow The Rat), bassist Nich Cunningham ( Tooms, Moonlight) and drummer Antony Klarich (Avotor, Paspalum), super city dwellers can catch them doing their thing at the Wine Cellar this Saturday alongside local heavy-hitters Repairs, Grown Downz and Threat.Meet.Protocol. Their fuzzed-out video by Greg Hodgson Design and Iwokeupinthedesert fits the mysterious aura of the band's swirling and hypnotic sounds to a tee. Cunningham dished the dirt on the origins of the band and more...

“Following the election of Donald Trump, Brian and his family fled the United States on an inflatable dinghy they rowed out into the gulf of Mexico. Something happened in between, but ultimately he ended up in Auckland, where Rope began making music about nine months ago.

The music that Rope make is heavily informed by Brian’s expansive pedal board. The lights in the practice room dim appreciably when it powers up. In his previous life in Austin, he had played in a post-rock band called My Education: his approach to guitar was always going to reflect that.

The video came together as a quasi-collaborate between us and the director Greg. He’s in Australia, so he asked us to shoot some footage ourselves. We did. He then suggested we do it again, but less shit. Unfortunately, our faces were still visible. While Greg worked exceptionally hard to distract from & obscure them, there was only so much he could do. But he did nail the vibe of the track.

Rope are playing this Saturday with Repairs, Grown Downz & Threat.Meet.Protocol at the Wine Cellar. We’re also close to another round of recording with the aim to make an album in the near future. And gigs - we will play more.”


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Rope, Grown Downz Threat.Meet.Protocol + Repairs
Sat 28th Jul 8:00pm
The Wine Cellar, Auckland