Harry’s photo carousel

Thu 29th, Oct

A wistful gaze back over last years touring, through the lens of Harry’s Lomo camera, featuring one of his musical mutations…


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Mystical Machine Gun

Sat 24th, Oct

One of the silliest and most expensive videos we ever made. We don’t think any one, now or then, knew what it was about, or why we made it. But it does foreshadow the total eclipse, which we didn’t even know we would be playing beneath at that point, and which would soon play such a fateful role in the band’s history. The video also features an appearance the by the Green Hornet, and some erotic golf… so maybe it wasn’t so bad after all.


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Tragically Optimistic Freedom Fighters

Wed 21st, Oct

As some of you may know, ‘Tragically Optimistic Freedom Fighters’  (or TOFFs), was the instrumental b-side to ‘Out on the Highway’. Alonza assembled these powerful brass lines, and along with our new film clip, this became an exciting intro projection at the live shows. The first clip is from the wonderful film ‘If…’, and then features excerpts all jumbled together from ‘The Atomic Cafe’, ‘Wizard of Oz’, and ‘The road to Guantanamo’.


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Drink Tea (for the love of God)

Wed 21st, Oct

Our ‘free Christmas single’ in 2007, the video and the track itself being a labour of love. (Well, that’s what Christmas is all about, isn’t it? Giving, not receiving… and making lots and lots of lovely tea). We wanted George Orwell for the narration, not just because he was a T.O.F.F., but because he actually wrote a very serious article for the Times newspaper in the 1940’s about how to make a perfect cup of tea. Whilst we don’t agree completely with his rather rigid, and to be honest, quite dogmatic creed of ‘no sugar’, we still admire his pioneering work as a social prophet and old skool tea drinker. Good old George.


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Second Sight

Wed 21st, Oct

The 1st video for Strangefolk was ‘Second Sight’. One of the things we wanted to do was introduce Harry to the fans and audiences, so we came up with this idea of Dr Watson being initiated, by Holmes, into the dark hidden recesses of his psyche. Silly but good. Harry turned out to be a star. Alonza turned out to be the spitting image of his mother, just not as attractive.


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Tattva (Live on Top of the Pops 1996)

Wed 21st, Oct

One of the early tv appearances. The band weren’t used to miming, Crispian’s singing live. We had lots of requests for this.


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