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The Datsuns Unleash Video For 'Dehumanise'

The Datsuns Unleash Video For 'Dehumanise'

Chris Cudby / Friday 16th July, 2021 1:59PM

Aotearoa rock gods The Datsuns have released a suitably ripping video for 'Dehumanise' from their new album Eye To Eye, out in a special white vinyl edition just in time for Saturday's Record Store Day celebrations. Like a classic horror film in miniature, director Sam Kristofski's clip will send shivers down your spine as you rock out to The Datsuns' supernatural riff mania, brought to visual life with support from NZ On Air. If that isn't enough to dig your fangs into, The Cambridge legends are also releasing a new limited vinyl 7" edition of recent single from the record 'Suspicion' for you to cop this weekend.

Kristofski explained the hand-on creation of the new video: "I shot this clip with expired reversal black and white film which was hand-processed here in NZ. I then painted all the colours into the film using a number of different pens and inks frame by frame. I also used a bunch of blades and tools to scratch into the film and create things like lightning effects and lines. Len Lye was one of the first people in the world to use this effect on film before colour film was a common thing. He was from Christchurch and took the film to New York, so this technique is really a strong part of New Zealand's film history. It would have been one of the first accounts of projected colour film."

'Suspicion' is releasing on limited edition 7” vinyl record.


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