She's a life‐sized doll with a secret. Bought online by an introverted 'boy next door' who fantasises about meeting his dream woman, Candy Rose is everything he’s ever wanted. But she proves more than he bargained for in popular Wellington band Supermodel's latest music video release, Candy Rose.
You may think you're watching a short film when Candy Rose begins but its short cinematic intro quickly evolves to unfold some Napolean Dynamite‐esque dancing and a clever tale centred around notions of desire, intrigue and fantasy.
Shot over two days by 30 crew and cast in a hidden treasure (a disused film studio in Naenae, Lower Hutt) this clever NZ On Air funded music video features some impressive visual effects to enhance its fantastical twist. Talented VFX supervisor Darwin Go (Park Road Post) led the visual effects team including independent freelancers and students from Yoobee Design school (supervised by their HOD Kieran Smith). Creating the effect of the life‐sized dolls was a mixture of casting, styling, 2D and 3D VFX work and there were many late nights spent creating more than 90 VFX shots.
This is the third music video from Supermodel’s sophomore album Rimu & Roses which German producer Reinhold Mack, who is responsible for producing some of history's biggest bands including Queen, David Bowie, ELO, and The Rolling Stones, mixed. Supermodel's 12‐track album Rimu & Roses was released on 17 January 2014.
Music video credits:
Daniel Lynch - Director
Vanessa Patea & Daniel Lynch ‐ Producers
Gretchen Peterson ‐ Editor
Useful Media ‐ Production Company
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New Zealand band Supermodel is led by singer/songwriter Mark Hanify, his sister Rose on keys, Michael White on the bass, and drummer Tony Kemp.
Live, Supermodel is not to be missed. Mark's edgy vocals and tricky lead guitar riffs weave naturally alongside Rose's impressive vocals and keys. Together, the four-piece create rich harmonies reminiscent of The Beatles, Queen, and ELO, driven by rock solid backline - Michael and Tony.
Supermodel hit the studio to record their second album in 2013. After spending a few months at Quicksand Recording Studios in Christchurch, Mark Hanify contacted legendary German producer Reinhold Mack (Queen, David Bowie, ELO, The Rolling Stones) and his lifelong dream was realised. Impressed by the band's demos, Mack agreed to produce their second record Rimu and Roses.
"Best thing since sliced bread," says Mack, who is responsible for producing some of the biggest hits by Queen, David Bowie, ELO, and The Rolling Stones.
Rimu and Roses (released 17 January, 2014) harks back to the "golden days of ol'" with a modern edge. Musically, it pays homage to the 1950s era of gramophone records with strong melodies and bold vocal performances whilst maintaining a modern relevancy with electronic drums, distorted guitar riffs, intricate synths, and lyrical themes about the trials and tribulations of everyday life.
This highly anticipated release follows in the footsteps of the popular 2011 Supermodel album To The Mountains, recorded by respected Welsh producer Greg Haver (Manic Street Preachers, Mel C, Opshop). Within a day To The Mountains had hit the Number 1 spot on the iTunes rock charts. Within a week it was in the official RIANZ album charts top 40 in New Zealand and had entered the IMNZ charts at Number 4.
This chart success follows years of professional gigging. Since establishing themselves in 2008, the Wellington-based band has scored slots for popular New Zealand music festivals including Rhythm 'n' Vines and Homegrown, packed out vineyards at Toast Martinborough, and played alongside Kimbra, Gin Wigmore, Dragon, Dane Rumble, and Herbs to name only a few. In 2010, they packed out London’s historic 100 Club after their three-week recording stint at Modern World Studios in the Cotswolds.
Now, Supermodel sets their sights on the international world of music following a successful 2012 tour to Paris, Dublin, Edinburgh, Leeds and Liverpool where they secured a slot at The Beatles former stomping ground The Cavern Club.
The four-piece plan to play at international festivals around Europe in 2014/15, having completed a national tour of New Zealand in 2014.
"This New Zealand-based music group has delivered an album that will not disappoint. Listen to it loud."
Australian Women's Weekly, March 2014, Rimu & Roses (2014)
"It's a rich musical ride, delivering on the sweeping and theatrical feel that was so steeped in the history of 70s theme albums with seemingly impossible solos, progressions and breakdowns. Yet somehow, there's this modern sound peeping out at you from time to time... Pure, fresh New Zealand rock we can all get behind."
Kate Taylor, muzic.net.nz, Feb 2014, Rimu & Roses (2014)
"Listen to the chords and vocal harmonies in Candy Rose and Communication Lost and the baroque touches in The Trial and Try To Love Me... the Spanish holiday mood of Fly By Night and the Beatleish Floating Feather add extra sparkle."
Nick Ward, stuff.co.nz (4 stars), Rimu & Roses (2014)
"Best thing since sliced bread."
Reinhold Mack, Producer (Queen, David Bowie, ELO, The Rolling Stones), 2013
"Totally brilliant production... It was a great pleasure and honour to work for it."
Eroc, Mastering (The Yardbirds, The Beach Boys, Roy Orbison, The Animals), 2013
"It's the colour and punch of this debut album that sets this band apart from other bands on the Wellington landscape. Loud, feisty and tightly packaged melodies that evoke the tight, bright pant brigades of the late 60s and the chunky riffs of the 80s and 90s. A mover and shaker of a release."
Jacqueline Smith, NZ Herald (4 stars), To The Mountains (2011)
"Eye-catching, well put together, confident..."
Martyn Pepperell, NZ Musician Magazine, To The Mountains (2011)