Friday, 25 September 2009

Name of my Band-Above Atelier

The current Atelier Method is a form of fine art instruction often modeled after the private art studio schools of 15th to 19th century Europe. Taking its name from the French word for "artist's studio," an Atelier consists of an artist, usually a professional painter or master working with a small number of students to train them in art. The word Atelier is also the the name of an artists studio or workroom.

I had the idea of using the word above meaning the band think they are above the master,not needed to be taught there profession.

The genre of the bands music is based around the Indie theme,which focuses on today's state of living.There music can be lively with a few of the songs be named as slow and depressing.

The band consists of three London based art college students all aged 22.All of them are male and from white English background.They are signed to Warner Music Group (UK).

There target audience are indie/Rock music fans aged from middle teens upwards.

All three lads are from Islington,North London who are in there last year at goldsmiths art college though there music careers is there main priority.They all met in there first year at College and started the band promptly.They consist of Graham Guitar and vocals,Callum bass and occasional keyboards and Mickey the drummer.Musical influences include early oasis and blur stuff plus Nirvana,Stone Roses and The clash. The band had played many gigs on site of there college competing in the Goldsmiths Battle of the bands 2008 in which 31 bands entered with them winning it.This is a major factor in them wanting to take there music further and try to turn themselves into a popular developed act.

There only accomplishment so far was to play on The NME new music stage at Glastonbury this year with there debut album due out late November.They released debut single 'Bold' On there myspace at the beginning of September with a CD LP release happening at the end of October.Press coverage has been minor though they have received columns in Both NME And Q magazine during the month of August.


2.Proud To Say
5.Hustle And Bustle
6.Sing When Your In Love
7.Hear Me Call
8.Messing Up My Mind
10.Lying In The Grass

All these songs will be on there debut album named Sing When Your In Love' which is due to be released late November.

Wednesday, 23 September 2009

Change of song(Again)

Right ive changed my mind yet again moving away from the klaxons song,Ive got it down to 4 songs I wanna do,Sing When your in love and Be Somebody by The Enemy,Angles by Dan Le Sac Vs Scroobius Pip and Halo by Bloc Party.I need to listen to each song a number of times before I Decide on what I choose.

Wednesday, 16 September 2009

My Official Song Choice

Right,Ive now decided on my song choice.Its going to be Atlantis to Interzone by Klaxons.A bit of a ravey dance Indie tune,so I'm going to have to give it a little thought of how I want to go about creating my music video.It has to be completely different to the original music video and I have a few random ideas floating about in my head so its now come to the point of putting these ideas down on paper,or in this case,The blog. Lets see what I can muster up within the next 48 hours or so.

Friday, 11 September 2009

Songs Im thinking of using....

There are a few artists I have thought about in great detail to use for my music video.I want to be able to get the balance right,something which is not too completed and in depth,but something which shows the audience a story throughout the video which may have a visible ending.

Jamie T-Back In The Game
Jamie T-Dry Off your Cheeks
The Smiths-London
The Smiths-Back To The Old House
Simian Mobile Disco- Off The Map
Calvin Harris-Vegas
The Courteeners-Acrylic
The Courteeners-Not Nineteen Forever
Dan Le Sac Vs Scroobius Pip-Angles
Foals - Balloons

Passion Pit - Sleepyhead

For now these are songs which I have thought about for my own music video,I may add to this in the near future but for now I m going to focus on thinking of ideas for each of these songs.

Jonas Åkerlund-Music Video Director

Jonas Åkerlund is a Swedish film director best known for making music videos.He was part of band Bathory in 1984 before he found fame as main video director for Swedish pop act Roxette.His other music video successes include Madonna,Metallica,Christina Aguilera,U2 and Pink.He is also had ago at designing and photography for the Roxette album Room service in 2001.He has collaborated with Madonna for a number of years now including working on the music video for single 'American Life' and directing her documentary film 'I'm going to tell you a secret' and her concert television special,The confessions tour:Live from London.His latest music video successes include the videos for 'paparazzi' by Lady Gaga,'We are golden' by Mika and the new Madonna single 'celebration'.

The Music Video for Madonna's American Life

Wednesday, 9 September 2009

The Killers

The killers are an American Grammy-Award nominated and BRIT-Award winning alternative rock band from Nevada, who were formed late 2002. The band are made up of Brandon Flowers (vocals, keyboards), Dave Keuning (guitar, vocals), Mark Stoermer (bass guitar, vocals) and Ronnie Vannucci Jr. (percussion, drums).

The group's First album, Hot Fuss (2004) brought the band mainstream success. The Killers' second album, Sam's Town, was released in 2006, and the compilation album Sawdust containing B-sides, rarities, and new material, was released in 2007. Their third studio album, Day & Age, produced by Stuart Price, was released in 2008.

The beginning of the band started in 2001 when lead singer Brandon Flowers met David Keuning after responding to an ad Keuning had left in a Las Vegas Newspaper.Keuning had originally thought of the lyrics and music for future hit, Mr.Brightside.The other two members of the band were later approached by Flowers and Keuning to join the band, named ‘The killers’ which comes from the bass drum of a fictional band in the music video for New Order song ‘Crystal.

Hot fuzz (2004)

The Killers released their album Hot Fuss in June 2004 in the United Kingdom and in the United States on Island Records. The band a had chart success with its singles "Mr. Brightside", which reached the Top 10 in the UK when released,and "All These Things That I've Done". There biggest hit was the re-release of "Somebody Told Me".

The album was nominated for five grammy awards,and since has acheived worldwide sales of over 7.5 million units.

Sam's Town (2006-2007)

The bands second album 'Sams Town' was released inOctober 2006 under island def jam music group.The album sold over 760,000 copies in its first week of release with a number two debut on the U.S billboard chart.The album produced four singles.These were:

'When You Were Young'
'Read My Mind'
'For Reasons Unknown'

The first single,'When You Were Young' was the albums highest position entry in the UK chart reaching number two.In 2007 The killers antended the Brit awards claiming Best international group and best international album.In June of the same year they headlined Glastonbury.

During a year of not being the limelight,whilst working on there 3rd album,the band released a compilation album called sawdust,made up of B-sides,rarities and new material.They also released a cover of version of Joy Division's 'Shadowplay' on the american Itunes store.

Day & Age (2008)

The Killers released 3rd studio album 'Day & Age on the 24th November 2008.The first single off the album 'Human' had been relaeased two months before the album in september.The second single was released as a download in early november in the US before being put onto vynyl and CD a month later.thye also had successes with singles 'The World We Live In' and 'A Dustland Fairytale',with the former given more publicity and recognition.

The album debuted at number one in the UK album charts selling over 200,000 copies in its first week.It has since gone 3x platinum in the UK for selling over a million copies.To date it has sold over 2.6 million copies worldwide.

Thursday, 3 September 2009

My Favourite Music Video

This is one of my favourite music videos.It is by The Dykeenies.The reason for me liking this is because of the simplicity of it.It looks as if it was quite simple to make,something I am considering of using in my music video.It also looks as if the artists are having fun in the video so when I make my own video, I want the people who are in it to enjoy themselves.

Music Video Brief

For this new Unit, we have been asked to create our own music videos for an existing song of our choice.We have been given the choice of which song we pick as it is down to us to complete all the work that goes with it.I haven't yet chosen a song which i want to create a music video for because i believe i need to find a song which has the correct elements in to create a exciting and relevant music video.My research will play a big role in the success of my music video,something which needs to be taken seriously and with a great deal of thought,i will be continuously blogging in the future weeks and months to express my ideas and to show the progress in which i will make during this unit,For now its time to look at different artists and songs and create some relevant brainstorms of which i can help me in the decision making of picking my music video song of choice.