Earlier today, Oslo based #gazindie band Dråpe ‘dropped’ (pun) the visual for their latest musical spinning top, ‘Round and Around‘.
The vid, directed, edited and co-scripted, by the bands lead guitarist, Even Hafnor, an accredited filmmaker in his own right, also had inputs from bassist and respected photographer, Lars Boquist, as well as Lisa Brooke Hansen, with whom Hafnor has previously worked on other film projects.
Hafnor, who has a degree in film making from the globally recognised SAE Institute, used a 60s camera belonged to his grandfather to give the footage an authentic vintage, trippy look and feel.
“The idea behind the video was to try to recreate the style, and, well.. the weirdness of music videos from the 60´s.” Mission accomplished dude!
This is the first Dråpe music video in which the band itself has featured, and I think the ‘storyline’ perfectly captures their off-centre, quirky creativity, not to mention a very obvious, self-deprecating and uninhibited sense of humour.
‘Round and Around’ is the third single from Dråpe’s second album, ‘Relax/Relapse’, which was released via Riot Factory at the start of October. Soon after its release, the band kicked off a promotional tour of Norway, which wraps with three dates this week, finishing up in Stavanger this Saturday night 28th.
Methinks that with an unlimited array of creative ideas and a diversity of endless talents at their disposal, as well as an album out in “the stratosphere” that’s as good as any I’ve heard this year, these guys will be ’round and around’ for quite some time to come.
Relax/Relapse is out now via Riot Factory.
Dråpe finish up their tour of Norway playing Energimolla with Broen tomorrow night in Kongsberg, rounding off with a gig in Stavanger on Saturday night at Tou Scene.