Pattern Pusher’s video to their song Lose Myself is a lot of fun of visual hi-jinx and on-screen naughtiness. We asked them what inspired them and how they made it.
D&CFilm: You’ve just release you’re Lose Myself video, which you directed yourself. What is the idea behind it?
Pattern Pusher: Lose Myself is a feel good track so we wanted a feel good video, Hunt For the Wilderpeople is my favourite film and I’m addicted to the “real bad egg” scene. I wondered who would do all those naughty things… My Gran came to mind instantly, I think if I asked her to do the stuff in the video for real she would but I didn’t want her to be arrested for graffitiing or uninsured space travel…
D&CFilm: Where was it shot?
PP: The photos were taken at Tazma Studios in Pinhoe, it’s a new indie setup with a wicked rehearsal space and photo studio. The rest was edited in Bristol by Gina Tratt otherwise known as Vanilla Visuals.
D&CFilm: Where does the visual style come from?
PP: It’s all Gina, she has her own style that I’m not sure we can describe without doing her a disjustice, if you’ve seen our live show those visuals are all her doing! For Lose Myself I wanted to somehow combine Gina’s style with stop motion photo’s, I hadn’t really seen what was in my head until Gina introduced me to her favourite artist Washed Out so that’s probably the largest influence.
D&CFilm: And how important are visuals to the band?
PP: We see live visuals as a core part of our live show now. We want people to be immersed in light and sound during a Pattern Pusher set. We’ve also been playing with some new toys to get the visuals reacting to the music and it’s a lot of fun.
D&CFilm: In terms of film and video what turns you on?
PP: Stop motion constantly blows our mind, the world through Wes Anderson’s eyes is intriguing and Storm Thorgerson brings out the surrealists in us. Es Devlin also inspires us to challenge the traditional live band form.
Pattern Pusher are supporting the Submotion Orchestra at the Exeter Phoenix on on Friday, March 9 (with the afterparty til 1am!). Get tickets.
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