MIDWICH CUCKOOS

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Russian Doll

Got Got Need

Second ripping single from the album 'We Are Everywhere'. Footage shot at the band album launch in February 2018. Video Shot & Edited by Rob Piper & Freddie Cardew-Smith @ Skyline Futures.

Interview With The Band

Patch, Ben & Valentina talk about the putting the band together, getting the songs written and how they managed to get it to work across borders.

Midwich Cuckoos

What started out as a couple of songs written from 1 friend to another soon became an unpredictable punk rock cluster-f*#k.

...with no band or specific intentions for the songs Patch had an idea. How about if the tracks were sent to various musicians, they record their own parts & send them back? No need for band commitments, rehearsals or travelling the globe...The songs would remain punk rock in essence, but the outcome was unpredictable and exciting-open for people to put their own stamp on the tracks! This unpressurised approach drew from as far afield as Italy, Brazil and beyond. The more people added to the songs the more dynamic they became. What started as a few chords in a bedroom soon became heavy baselines, shredding guitar solos and dirty beats...An album seemingly wrote itself, but things didn't stop there...

After seeing how a simple idea could snowball into something bigger it wasn't long before talk of a music video came along...

'After a few beers with my good friend John Stow (Intraspectrum Studios), he told me it's a shame my old band, Monsters in the Attic, broke up as he had some good music video ideas for 1 of the songs, 'Sasquatch'... I told him I was just writing a new album & I'd always wanted to make a video...i sent him some tracks, he showed me what he'd already done... Next thing we were both agreeing how good race cars & fire would look'.

So here we are… an intense-tasting fruit of everyone's labour. Now it's time to sit back & enjoy..
Ladies & gentlemen we give you...
The Midwich Cuckoos.

The Band

Patch

Songwriter, Guitarist, Head Honcho

Patch is the main man and the spark of this project. He has been the frontman of Monsters In The Attic and also works in the film industry.

Valentina

Vocals

When she’s not kicking ass being a makeup FX artist, Valentina’s tearing it up in musical projects or riding across the world on her motorbike.

Ben

Bass & Backing Vocals

A man of many talents, Ben has been jamming in bands with Patch for years. He brings out his bass grooves and fills to this project. 

Lesley

Backing Vocals, Live Guitar & Web

Lesley has been working in the music industry, managing bands and labels. This time she's crossing over to the other side and getting on stage.

Dan

Live Drums

Photographer by Day, Drummer by night. Dan’s got the chops and creativity.

Jon Stow

Video Director

Jon is the visual aspect of this project, and he’s brought a great fire-spitting car-crashing vision to the song Russian Doll.

The Crew

Recording

Enrico Peccin - Recorded Drums
Tom Walding & Dave Christmas - Recorded Guitars
Jose Suarez - Recording & Production
Tim Kramer, Signal House Studios - Mixing & Mastering
Jarrad Hearman - Recording & Production on 'Russian Doll' single


Music Video Production

Helka Harju - 1st AD | Sophie Cotton - 3rd AD | Ewan Mulligan - DOP Camera Operator | Emily Harwood - Production Designer | Adam Palmer - Camera Operator | Beany - Camera Operator & Lighting Gaffer | Lee Thompson - Camera Operator | Noel - Cam 3 AC | Harry Dwyer - Drone Operator | Will Martin - Drone Operator Assistant | Manuel SA - FP1 | Sabrina Corda - Gaffer | Jenny Anderton - Costume Designer | Jack Coakley - Make Up Artist | Demi Amat - Make Up Artist | Niki De Jong - Make Up Artist | Jesse Matthews - Lighting | Sepehr Moshki - Data Wrangler | Phil Davies - VFX Supervisor | Danya - VFX Assistant | Ros Butler - Props Master | Kes - Assistant Props Master | Anne Marie Taberdo - SFX Supervisor | Luis Martin Munoz - SFX Assistant | Rachel Upson - Performance Supervisor

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