(The Ting Tings - who Monster music videos worked with as Dear Eskiimo)
MONSTER MUSIC VIDEOS
This year they are filming both the live gigs and seminars at this
years In The City for I-Tunes and Coke Music. We caught up with JP from
Monster Music to find out their plans for the weekend and what they plan
to do after In The City
Q: Firstly we best ask - how did you get involved in this years In The City with Coke Music and I Tunes?
A: We approached the festival itself. I shot some bands at ITC a couple
of years ago and found myself the only one shooting it. I kept thinking
why isnít this great Manchester event being covered properly? So this year
I made sure it was.
Q: How many bands are you aiming to cover over the ITC weekend and what specifically are you looking out for in new bands?
A: We are trying to cover as many as possible, rest assured Iíve been
hammering Myspace researching everyone whoís playing. Some fantastic bands
are on this year, some are going to be massive in the near future, I would
top myself if I missed the opportunity to get them live on tape.
Q: You're also filming the seminars as well...how do you make them
as interesting as the bands at night time?
A: Content dear boy, thatís what will make them exciting. There are some interesting topics being discussed and lots of top music industry people are kindly sharing their knowledge with everyone. We will just make sure they are shot professionally.
Q: You've got a good track record of working with new bands. You've
recently done Whiskycats promo video and worked with Dear Eskiimo who people
now know as The Ting Tings. How were those experiences?
A: Thatís what Monster Music Videos is all about, working with the best emerging acts from Manchester and the North-West. Iím really happy for ĎThe Ting Tingsí, they are truly fun honest people and deserve all the success their getting at the moment. ĎWhisky Catsí are going to be big, even if itís the fact that there is nothing like them out there at the moment. Oi! Donít forget the fantastic ĎI-Remainí we are doing a second promo for them soon.
Q: I believe Monster Music videos have got two main philosophies
- stay northern and concentrate on the music
A: Yes it is a sad fact that bands get signed and head off for the bright lights of old Londinium. Bollocks to that! London does not hold any secrets in making great music promos. Everything bands need is now up North; we should be plowing back money into our great city not giving it to THEM J
First and foremost is the music, everything else is secondary. Everyone
at Monster Music Videos is a true music fan. We want to compliment the
music with exciting images and take it to another level. Our strengths
lie in being creative and loving what we do.
Q: What plans do you have post-in The City?
We are currently in discussions with some of the best new bands coming out of Manchester, people have responded well to what we are trying to do. I canít give you any names but keep watching our website for any announcements.
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