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PANASONIC SP E-5 SCREEN TEST by AVD78

                Dave Hayes knows how to make screen tests look elegant. People are beautiful creatures and technology heightens that beauty. Angles can be explored outside of the face to face. Upwards, downwards, in shades of neon, people are versatile creatures. Soundtracks to life used to be the sounds of wildlife and traffic in unequal doses. Thanks to the ubiquitous nature of the personal soundtrack for personal journeys headphones make it happen. 

                Colors and textures are brilliant things. In the video the individuals stare blankly at the camera. They might have had a say in what song would play on their behalf. Perhaps they did not. Dave Hayes has nothing to say about the soundtrack selection. Rather than say anything Dave Hayes is into showing the oft-neglected world of digital nostalgia. Digital nostalgia is becoming a thing with the almighty never-ending journey down the path of progress. 

                A mellow song introduces the individuals doing fairly little. Their carefree attitude matches up nicely with the sleepy song. Fashion shows in the future will look like this: disjointed, discolored and downright delicious. Honestly with so many techniques available it is foolish to believe that people should present themselves in such ordinary light. Digital light allows for much more. People can stare blankly and be beautiful. Machines do the hard work for them. All they need to do is possess enough semblances to a human being to make it work. 

                Playing with hair, turning from one side to the other, they are content with the world that has embraced them. Beats try to keep time. The rhythm for the most part stays on course. Akin to the images the drum machine has elements of the human and the machine. Programmed to be slightly off it accentuates the power of the warm sound. 

                 This is an ongoing series with Dave Hayes. He has more and more shall come forth bursting out of his mind onto the Internet. Facebook presence, Twitter Presence, VIMEO presence (VIMEO once more being the go to platform for artsy movies that YouTube users will never understand) the AVD78 project offers the world so much. Hopefully the world can begin to give back to him, show him the ways of a world sans digital sheen.

Installation detail from Deep Highly Eccentric, group exhibition curated by Mia Taylor at The Winchester Gallery, February 2015. Image designed by Patrick Hayes. Photo: Dave Clark.

Introducing Susie Soho

Susie Soho - Your Way or Not At All from NiallC on Vimeo.

SUSIE SOHO: TWELVE TWENTY SEVEN EP out on 25 November 2011 www.susiesoho.com November 25 2011 sees the release Twelve Twenty Seven, the new EP from Meteor-nominated Irish band Susie Soho (the Meteors are Ireland’s equivalents of the Brits). The alternative-rock four piece - whose members have opened for and shared the stage with artists such as Damien Rice, The Frames, Mundy, and Damien Dempsey - are also doing a series of live performances around the country this Autumn to promote the release. Featuring Jason Maher on bass, Niall Campion on guitar and Mia Fitzgerald on drums, Susie Soho was formed by singer and guitarist Tony Fitz in 2009. Describing themselves as “the kind of band you’d get if Dave Grohl and Gemma Hayes had some kind of musical lovechild”, their catchy, guitar-driven songs blend a distinctively Irish sound with US-tinged alternative rock. The band made their live debut at Oxegen 2009; this was followed in 2010 with a Meteor Award nomination for Most Promising Artist and the release of their debut album, Where All The Ladders Start. This record was mixed by renowned Greek electro-acoustic composer and producer Anthony P. (aLfa.P, Stereo Nova, Supermarket) and mastered by Geoff Pesche at Abbey Road Studios (Gorillaz, Coldplay, Lily Allen). Twelve Twenty Seven was recorded at Windmill Lane studios and features four songs. The EP’s themes range from the personal (Your Way Or Not At All; An Eye for an Eye) to the political (Stand Up, which was released as a single in the run up to the last Irish general election), with one track taking cynics to task along the way (Making Taste). You can watch the video for Your Way or Not At All at http://vimeo.com/29674033.www.susiesoho.com November 25 2011 sees the release Twelve Twenty Seven, the new EP from Meteor-nominated Irish band Susie Soho (the Meteors are Ireland’s equivalents of the Brits). The alternative-rock four piece - whose members have opened for and shared the stage with artists such as Damien Rice, The Frames, Mundy, and Damien Dempsey - are also doing a series of live performances around the country this Autumn to promote the release. Featuring Jason Maher on bass, Niall Campion on guitar and Mia Fitzgerald on drums, Susie Soho was formed by singer and guitarist Tony Fitz in 2009. Describing themselves as “the kind of band you’d get if Dave Grohl and Gemma Hayes had some kind of musical lovechild”, their catchy, guitar-driven songs blend a distinctively Irish sound with US-tinged alternative rock. The band made their live debut at Oxegen 2009; this was followed in 2010 with a Meteor Award nomination for Most Promising Artist and the release of their debut album, Where All The Ladders Start. This record was mixed by renowned Greek electro-acoustic composer and producer Anthony P. (aLfa.P, Stereo Nova, Supermarket) and mastered by Geoff Pesche at Abbey Road Studios (Gorillaz, Coldplay, Lily Allen). Twelve Twenty Seven was recorded at Windmill Lane studios and features four songs. The EP’s themes range from the personal (Your Way Or Not At All; An Eye for an Eye) to the political (Stand Up, which was released as a single in the run up to the last Irish general election), with one track taking cynics to task along the way (Making Taste). You can watch the video for Your Way or Not At All at http://vimeo.com/29674033. Susie Soho’s EP features melodies you can’t shake from your head, driving guitar riffs and a punchy, in-your-face alternative rock sound. With these excellent tracks in the can, some great live dates in the diary and new material on the way, they are a band to definitely keep an eye on. For a full list of live dates, including a Whelan’s show and a Tower in-store see www.susiesoho.com.
Introducing Susie Soho

Susie Soho - Your Way or Not At All from NiallC on Vimeo.

SUSIE SOHO: TWELVE TWENTY SEVEN EP out on 25 November 2011 www.susiesoho.com November 25 2011 sees the release Twelve Twenty Seven, the new EP from Meteor-nominated Irish band Susie Soho (the Meteors are Ireland’s equivalents of the Brits). The alternative-rock four piece - whose members have opened for and shared the stage with artists such as Damien Rice, The Frames, Mundy, and Damien Dempsey - are also doing a series of live performances around the country this Autumn to promote the release. Featuring Jason Maher on bass, Niall Campion on guitar and Mia Fitzgerald on drums, Susie Soho was formed by singer and guitarist Tony Fitz in 2009. Describing themselves as “the kind of band you’d get if Dave Grohl and Gemma Hayes had some kind of musical lovechild”, their catchy, guitar-driven songs blend a distinctively Irish sound with US-tinged alternative rock. The band made their live debut at Oxegen 2009; this was followed in 2010 with a Meteor Award nomination for Most Promising Artist and the release of their debut album, Where All The Ladders Start. This record was mixed by renowned Greek electro-acoustic composer and producer Anthony P. (aLfa.P, Stereo Nova, Supermarket) and mastered by Geoff Pesche at Abbey Road Studios (Gorillaz, Coldplay, Lily Allen). Twelve Twenty Seven was recorded at Windmill Lane studios and features four songs. The EP’s themes range from the personal (Your Way Or Not At All; An Eye for an Eye) to the political (Stand Up, which was released as a single in the run up to the last Irish general election), with one track taking cynics to task along the way (Making Taste). You can watch the video for Your Way or Not At All at http://vimeo.com/29674033.www.susiesoho.com November 25 2011 sees the release Twelve Twenty Seven, the new EP from Meteor-nominated Irish band Susie Soho (the Meteors are Ireland’s equivalents of the Brits). The alternative-rock four piece - whose members have opened for and shared the stage with artists such as Damien Rice, The Frames, Mundy, and Damien Dempsey - are also doing a series of live performances around the country this Autumn to promote the release. Featuring Jason Maher on bass, Niall Campion on guitar and Mia Fitzgerald on drums, Susie Soho was formed by singer and guitarist Tony Fitz in 2009. Describing themselves as “the kind of band you’d get if Dave Grohl and Gemma Hayes had some kind of musical lovechild”, their catchy, guitar-driven songs blend a distinctively Irish sound with US-tinged alternative rock. The band made their live debut at Oxegen 2009; this was followed in 2010 with a Meteor Award nomination for Most Promising Artist and the release of their debut album, Where All The Ladders Start. This record was mixed by renowned Greek electro-acoustic composer and producer Anthony P. (aLfa.P, Stereo Nova, Supermarket) and mastered by Geoff Pesche at Abbey Road Studios (Gorillaz, Coldplay, Lily Allen). Twelve Twenty Seven was recorded at Windmill Lane studios and features four songs. The EP’s themes range from the personal (Your Way Or Not At All; An Eye for an Eye) to the political (Stand Up, which was released as a single in the run up to the last Irish general election), with one track taking cynics to task along the way (Making Taste). You can watch the video for Your Way or Not At All at http://vimeo.com/29674033. Susie Soho’s EP features melodies you can’t shake from your head, driving guitar riffs and a punchy, in-your-face alternative rock sound. With these excellent tracks in the can, some great live dates in the diary and new material on the way, they are a band to definitely keep an eye on. For a full list of live dates, including a Whelan’s show and a Tower in-store see www.susiesoho.com.
Introducing Susie Soho

Susie Soho - Your Way or Not At All from NiallC on Vimeo.

SUSIE SOHO: TWELVE TWENTY SEVEN EP out on 25 November 2011 www.susiesoho.com November 25 2011 sees the release Twelve Twenty Seven, the new EP from Meteor-nominated Irish band Susie Soho (the Meteors are Ireland’s equivalents of the Brits). The alternative-rock four piece - whose members have opened for and shared the stage with artists such as Damien Rice, The Frames, Mundy, and Damien Dempsey - are also doing a series of live performances around the country this Autumn to promote the release. Featuring Jason Maher on bass, Niall Campion on guitar and Mia Fitzgerald on drums, Susie Soho was formed by singer and guitarist Tony Fitz in 2009. Describing themselves as “the kind of band you’d get if Dave Grohl and Gemma Hayes had some kind of musical lovechild”, their catchy, guitar-driven songs blend a distinctively Irish sound with US-tinged alternative rock. The band made their live debut at Oxegen 2009; this was followed in 2010 with a Meteor Award nomination for Most Promising Artist and the release of their debut album, Where All The Ladders Start. This record was mixed by renowned Greek electro-acoustic composer and producer Anthony P. (aLfa.P, Stereo Nova, Supermarket) and mastered by Geoff Pesche at Abbey Road Studios (Gorillaz, Coldplay, Lily Allen). Twelve Twenty Seven was recorded at Windmill Lane studios and features four songs. The EP’s themes range from the personal (Your Way Or Not At All; An Eye for an Eye) to the political (Stand Up, which was released as a single in the run up to the last Irish general election), with one track taking cynics to task along the way (Making Taste). You can watch the video for Your Way or Not At All at http://vimeo.com/29674033.www.susiesoho.com November 25 2011 sees the release Twelve Twenty Seven, the new EP from Meteor-nominated Irish band Susie Soho (the Meteors are Ireland’s equivalents of the Brits). The alternative-rock four piece - whose members have opened for and shared the stage with artists such as Damien Rice, The Frames, Mundy, and Damien Dempsey - are also doing a series of live performances around the country this Autumn to promote the release. Featuring Jason Maher on bass, Niall Campion on guitar and Mia Fitzgerald on drums, Susie Soho was formed by singer and guitarist Tony Fitz in 2009. Describing themselves as “the kind of band you’d get if Dave Grohl and Gemma Hayes had some kind of musical lovechild”, their catchy, guitar-driven songs blend a distinctively Irish sound with US-tinged alternative rock. The band made their live debut at Oxegen 2009; this was followed in 2010 with a Meteor Award nomination for Most Promising Artist and the release of their debut album, Where All The Ladders Start. This record was mixed by renowned Greek electro-acoustic composer and producer Anthony P. (aLfa.P, Stereo Nova, Supermarket) and mastered by Geoff Pesche at Abbey Road Studios (Gorillaz, Coldplay, Lily Allen). Twelve Twenty Seven was recorded at Windmill Lane studios and features four songs. The EP’s themes range from the personal (Your Way Or Not At All; An Eye for an Eye) to the political (Stand Up, which was released as a single in the run up to the last Irish general election), with one track taking cynics to task along the way (Making Taste). You can watch the video for Your Way or Not At All at http://vimeo.com/29674033. Susie Soho’s EP features melodies you can’t shake from your head, driving guitar riffs and a punchy, in-your-face alternative rock sound. With these excellent tracks in the can, some great live dates in the diary and new material on the way, they are a band to definitely keep an eye on. For a full list of live dates, including a Whelan’s show and a Tower in-store see www.susiesoho.com.