‘Craigie’ is the follow-up single to ‘PDA’ from the Mining Boom debut ep ‘Dining Room’. Mel described it as a fictional account of Gareth Liddiard as a 9 year old bully. Personally, I can’t wait for the Little Birdy cover. Directed by Dan Nicholls in collaboration with Mining Boom and featuring some whack editing technique known as ‘datamoshing’ which is intentionally producing artifacts as an effect. Initially it looks like a bad compression on the video (well it kinda is) but it’s actually manipulated quite cleverly to morph the scenes like a dissolve transition. The piñata-style section is brilliant!
Mining boom are playing the last 3 Tuesdays in October at the Workers Club in Melbourne with rad town supports:
Valley Girls (Tue 16) – 9pm
Bored Nothing (Tue 23) – 9pm
Hot Palms (Tue 30) – 9pm