February 27th, 2012
One of my local favorites, Julia Massey and the 5 Finger Discount just released a video for “Aghadoe” from their CD Is There Room For Me? This song is one of those that seeps in under the skin and soon has one walking down the street with that keyboard intro repeating in the head, maybe singing along, “Please forget me,” maybe tapping out a few notes on the invisible air keyboard. And for me, this is a good thing. I like that intro. As for the video, it captures the fun element of the band. They have a humor and an easy manner in addition to being excellent musicians, and this video just cracks me up. And well, what’s not to like about a rock video with pretty, alcohol-stealing wood nymphs and where the drummer vomits on himself?
Screenplay/Director/Producer: Andrew Birchall. 2012.
They’re going on tour starting March 8 and will end up down in Austin for SXSW where they hopefully can get a little bit of much deserved attention. And Julia has kindly agreed to join me on stage in the not too distant future, but more details on that to come.