Uploaded on Sep 12, 2011
Kimbra performs "Wandering Limbs" live for http://www.sideshowalley.tv
From the album VOWS, in stores and online now: http://bit.ly/qD565K
ABOUT THE EPISODE
"I'm going to dangle my feet over the wire", croons Kimbra on the opening line of Wandering Limbs. It's a position in which she seems perfectly comfortable, walking the wire she's stretched between jazz influences and an eccentrically dark take on pop song-writing. "If you like Nina Simone, Florence & The Machine, and/or Bjork, then we think you will enjoy Kimbra — her music reminds us of all those fierce ladies!" wrote Perez Hilton after seeing the video for her single "Settle Down".
Stripped of the pop production so heavy in her released tracks, we were excited to hear Kimbra exposed only to the acoustic echoes of the lane we'd chosen. With dueling vocalist and keys player Sam Lawrence in tow, we met up with stylishly attired Kimbra in an alley behind the Workers Club in Fitzroy.
The lovely folks at the Workers opened up their laneway entrance to supply power to Sam's keyboard. Posed between the pub and the parked cars, the two delighted us with possibly one of our favourite sessions to date, a fortunate combination of an elegantly executed song with environmental blessings such as perfectly timed gusts of wind. We were even lucky to have a coy father-of-the-crew who unwittingly arranged himself centre shot, supplying a new meaning to the song's recurring line, "am I caught in the background or part of the scene?"
ABOUT SIDESHOW ALLEY
Sideshow Alley captures performing artists in the alleys and laneways of Melbourne. One song. One take. With no fixed agenda and no rehearsal. Created by a handful of talented film makers, photographers and sound engineers, the Sideshow Alley collective produce videos from these unique moments. http://www.sideshowalley.tv
Director: Dave Budge
Producer: Jasmine Funnell, Ty Johnson
Editor: Mia Hildebrand, Linus Koh
Colourist: Dave Budge
Sound: Selwyn Cozens
Mixer: Selwyn Cozens
Camera: Ty Johnson, Kitty Green, Shelley Farthing-Dawe, Chris Phillips, Caro Macdonald, Linus Koh, Tom Cheeseman, Jordan Dautovic
Artwork: Belinda Suzette, Ty Johnson