Nelson band 'do some crazy stuff' on video

23:38, Nov 12 2012
New Vinyl
SHOOTING FOR FUN: New Vinyl members Ed Palmer, Allister Meffan and Alex Farrell-Davey during their ‘‘amazing, crazy’’ video shoot.

Burnouts, bonfires and waterbombs feature in a Nelson band's first ever video clip.

New Vinyl, the Nelson College band who won this year's Smokefreerockquest, have made a music video with the help of NZonAir.

The band members are Ed Palmer (double bass), Alex Farrell-Davey (guitar) and Allister Meffan (accordion).

The boys flew to Auckland to record the song, Something I Ain't Seen, last month and the actual clip was filmed in Nelson. The chance to film was part of their prize for winning the national competition.

For Palmer, the most fun part was probably doing the burnouts, but said he did not normally condone that behaviour.

"I'm not a burnout kind of person, I just did what I was told. It was for artistic purposes only. It was all very naughty."


Meffan said the idea for the video came from the meaning of the song.

"Alex wrote it about showing me something I haven't seen before, obviously, as the name says.

"So we said ‘let's go around and do some crazy stuff and see if it's stuff he hasn't seen before'."

That "stuff" includes smashing an old computer screen, throwing waterbombs out of a car window and performing burnouts in a yellow Honda Civic.

"It was amazing, so much fun. It was a 13-hour-long day and full on the whole time."

The best part was probably the final few scenes, Meffan said.

"We had all our really good friends and a big bonfire and fireworks."

The boys provided six or seven song choices to the producers, who then picked Something I Ain't Seen as the one they thought would be most successful in the market. "That was the one we wanted to do so it worked out well."

To see the video visit - by mid-morning today it had had nearly 2700 views.

The Nelson Mail