Back in January 2012, I first consciously heard the music of Fly My Pretties and featured several earlier live music video performances from this fantastic musical collaboration of musicians from Wellington, New Zealand that only records live albums, in various locations around New Zealand. The different musical backgrounds of the members make for an eclectic mix of songs on their releases. Fly My Pretties was the brainchild of Barnaby Weir, front man of the Black Seeds and Mikee Tucker of Loop Recordings.
The latest Fly My Pretties IV CD/DVD set came out March 19, 2012. The 16 new songs on this 4th CD and DVD effort represent the best takes from the collective's November 2011 tour. These new songs were performed, filmed and recorded live across nine sold out shows. The tour also marked the collective's first international gig, playing an impressive sell out Melbourne date.
Via a unique collaboration, renowned visual/street artist Flox found inspiration in each song to create 16 original and dedicated pieces of art. A unifying thread throughout the show, the artworks were brought to life through projection, animation and visual trickery. Following the tour, these visuals were expertly mixed with the live video footage to create a seamless visual representation of the performances on DVD.
Here are 8 of the 16 tracks from Fly My Pretties IV CD/DVD set.
Fly My Pretties - Doorstep Blues
Fly My Pretties - You Know Now
Fly My Pretties - Apple Heart
Fly My Pretties - Fallen From You
Fly My Pretties - Underneath The Stars
Fly My Pretties - Hit The Hay
Fly My Pretties - Am I Gonna Make It
Fly My Pretties - Turnaround
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