The second single from The Snowdroppers album Too Late To Pray is another well-written and produced number from The ‘Droppers (I’ve opted for that, instead of “The Snowies”), who have continued their rise to power in the local scene since the album release in 2009.
Directed by the bands managers Craig Ridgwell and Russall Beattie, the style of the clip for ‘Do The Stomp’ is reminiscent of the Blues Brothers scene where they play behind chicken wire and are violently attacked with bottles from the crowd, which hopefully won’t encourage the crowd to re-enact this at live gigs, in a disastrous example of life imitating art (i.e Lisa Mitchell being showered in coins when she sings “do you have a dollar?”)..
Despite the safety concerns, the clip looks fantastic and definitely captures the bands live energy, and… interesting fans. Drawing so heavily on past musical and visual aesthetics gives The ‘Droppers a more refined sense of authenticity within the scene they are developing around them (old school feel, with cool tatt’s and alternate appeal). A credit to the crew at Difrnt Music and their management for giving the boys a solid push in the right direction, should be an interesting year no doubt!