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Thursday, August 27, 2009

Minuit Music Video

I love Minuit, they are one of my favourite NZ bands, and I think their music video Fuji is one of the best NZ music videos ever, they are wanting people to help out with their new music video, so if you are keen get involved…

On the back of their critically acclaimed new album 'Find Me Before I Die A Lonely Death Dot Com', Minuit are working on a new video concept for their single ‘Aotearoa’ and they need New Zealand’s help.

Minuit’s track ‘Aotearoa’ contains the lyric “You and me, we are a New Zealand”. For the upcoming music video, the band are giving New Zealander’s a chance to show who they are by submitting photos which represent this idea to feature in the video. Be it a photo of them in their town, with their family or friends, on their favourite beach, showing their tattoo, or just them – whatever they think shows a bit of who they are in one shot. The video will also include film footage of events and people that have made up New Zealand.

“A lot of people make this place that we live in, and we're not all the same; we have different names, different faces, different needs, different places,” says Minuit’s Paul Dodge. “But love it or hate it - this is us. And we want you to say ‘this is me!’”

Photos can be emailed to findmemusicvideo@gmail.com.
More information regarding the project and photo requirements can be found at the following facebook group: http://www.facebook.com/minuittheband#/group.php?gid=247883380213&ref=ts.

The band has limited submissions to just one photo per person, and the deadline is Friday 18 September.

‘Aotearoa’ was penned by vocalist Ruth Carr while driving around New Zealand in summer.

“At first I really bucked against wanting to sing 'New Zealand' in a song,” says Ruth. “I felt like it was kind of lame, or cheesy, or embarrassing on some level, but then I thought of the hundreds of songs in the world with other countries and street names or landmarks in them, and I thought – I live here, I'm allowed to sing about it. This is us. We are a new New Zealand if we want to be, it's our choice how we want this to go. Here is the song. It's called Aotearoa.”

To hear the song ‘Aotearoa’, head to http://www.facebook.com/l/;www.myspace.com/minuittheband


At 27/8/09 11:29 am, Blogger laughykate said...

Couldn't agree more, Minuit are such a class act.

At 2/9/09 10:03 am, Anonymous Anonymous said...

top idea - i've sent in my pic - cant wait to see the final product


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