Kascarade Rise Again with Moor style
Posted 1st July 2014
The video was recorded entirely on location over a number of days at Ilkley Moor with lead singer Maf Milnes and backing singer Julie E Gordon, formerly of the Happy Mondays, performing vocals whilst being filmed by a ‘drone-style’ multicopter for dramatic effect.
The song itself is described by Maf as "an urgent call to get on with livingand to accept that what's been, has gone. It is a positive message that urges folks to realise that the only thing we truly have in life is the here and now and we should seize the moment.
"The world seems to be increasingly riven by political and religious conflict and that is reflected in the backing intro of a journalist reporting on civil unrest.
“Rise Again represents the need to change our thinking and make the very most out of life as we take the listener on a journey out of darkness and into light.
"It's a departure from our normal music and I'd describe it as a traditional pop rock song with a driving drum track, distorted triumphant guitar riffs and sharp, melodic organ sounds,” added Maf, one of the founding members of the five piece band who formed in 2010.
Renowned dance music producer Harry Hard has already made a dance remix version which is due for released later in the summer.
A spokesperson for P13 Digital Media, who produced the video, commented: “The band wanted to move away from the stereotypical urban look that is so often associated with northern bands and, at the same time, use some of our spectacular local scenery to full effect.
“This video is a more ambitious attempt at capturing a cinematic feel and we’ve used the latest technology, including a radio controlled multicopter provided by, and controlled by fans of the group who volunteered their time to help in the production.
“The location was close to the Cow & Calf in Ilkley over a number of days from late afternoon until sunset.”
A first studio album, sponsored by Brighouse-based metalworking firm Arkoni, is also on the agenda for release in 2014.
The single is available on iTunes and other outlets such as Amazon as well as streaming services such as Spotify. The video can be viewed at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wh-McsI_7dU
Music fans can catch Kascarade live at Kings Arms in Heaton (4th July), the Shuttle Shuffle (9th August) and on the main stage at the Saltaire Festival (21st September).
For more details visit www.kascarade.com