Thursday, 31 March 2011
Edward Sharp -'Tunnel Vision' for Nowness with Jacob Sutton
Here are some screen grabs from the film I did with Jacob Sutton for Nowness.
To view the film head over to - http://www.nowness.com/day/2011/3/29/1393
'LA-based folk-rock outfit Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros form a tribal dance circle around a 15-foot-tall illuminated wicker man in today’s film. Director Jacob Sutton and set designer Gary Card staged the mesmerizing scene (soundtracked by the band’s spirited anthem “Kisses Over Babylon”) in the Old Vic tunnels underneath Waterloo station, where the group performed a five-night sold-out run of shows last month, complete with puppeteers, fire-eaters and acrobats. The 19th-century subway labyrinth was launched as a venue in 2009 by Kevin Spacey (creative director of the Old Vic Theatre) and his business partner Hamish Jenkinson. Led by enigmatic singer-songwriter Alexander Ebert, the ten-strong troupe have amassed a fiercely loyal fan base following the release of their 2009 debut Up From Below, thanks to their blend of hand-clapping country-tinged tunes with southern gothic melodies and shambolic live performances—known to devolve into sing-a-longs that spill out to the street. NOWNESS spoke to the band's bohemian frontman.'