We’d never actually met just-out-of-film-school-cinematographer Brian Gonzalez before spending every waking – and some sleeping – moments with him tailing us round this year’s SXSW festival film camera in hand. He turned out to be a tenacious little whatshisname with his own agenda and no respect for our boundaries, so after a while (ooh, maybe 4 or 5 minutes) we stopped trying to be on our best behaviour and decided to let it all hang out, come what may, including playing along with the parallel “waking dream” strand, without asking too many questions. The results have caused some small amount of soul-searching within the band, but stand as a pretty accurate portrait of what it’s like kicking around with us for any length of time — however much we’d like to think otherwise. We had a lot of fun making it and hope you have some fun watching it.
Check back for part two next week.