Support our efforts, sign up to a full membership!
(Start for free)
Register or login with just your e-mail address
Pop / Rock 10/11/2016

Star Of Sons Of Anarchy Joins Manchester's The Winachi Tribe For New Single And Video

Star Of Sons Of Anarchy Joins Manchester's The Winachi Tribe For New Single And Video

Hot Songs Around The World

Bam Bam
Camila Cabello & Ed Sheeran
379 entries in 26 charts
As It Was
Harry Styles
453 entries in 28 charts
Running Up That Hill (A Deal With God)
Kate Bush
193 entries in 23 charts
Cold Heart (Pnau Remix)
Elton John & Dua Lipa
927 entries in 27 charts
About Damn Time
187 entries in 21 charts
Imagine Dragons, JID & League Of Legends
420 entries in 23 charts
First Class
Jack Harlow
248 entries in 20 charts
Where Are You Now
Lost Frequencies & Calum Scott
567 entries in 21 charts
Glass Animals
1102 entries in 25 charts
New York, NY (Top40 Charts) A Room With A Zoo' is the new single from Manchester Soul collective The Winachi Tribe, a band that are firmly on the ascendant. This trajectory is marked by the ten minute short film which accompanies their latest release, a collaboration between the band and California-based Mancunian filmmaker Trevor Miller.

The film depicts an epic and mystical journey, where a young singer imbibes the hallucinogen 'Ayahuasca' and is transported into the desert to battle his personal demons, only to be rescued by a white-suited Angel portrayed by international Tommy Flanagan, star of Sons Of Anarchy and Peaky Blinders.

The film was born during a brief conversation between The Winachi Tribe's manager Harry Bridgen and his friend Tommy Flanagan.
"I knew Tom was a fan of the band's music," Bridgen explains, "so being a bit cheeky, I asked if he'd be in a music video for them... I wasn't even sure what the video was going to be, at that point - but Tom was between shows and had time so he said yes."
Bridgen's next call was made to his long-time conspirator, filmmaker Trevor Miller. "Harry called and asked if I'd write a video treatment for his band," Miller explains. "We were trying to lock-down Pierce Brosnan for a feature film at the time so I had the time while I was waiting for that to happen. I told Harry I would only write something for Winachi Tribe if I could direct it, and really push the creative in a very unexpected direction."

Miller's treatment and script are what he and Bridgen describe as an homage to Jodorowsky's 'The Holy Mountain' with elements of 'The Man Who Fell To Earth' and 'Thin White Duke' thrown-in for good measure.
"It seemed mental, at first, that Antony and me would go from Warrington to film in Malibu," says Winachi Tribe singer, Liam Croker. "Trevor wanted us to do dialogue scenes with Tommy (Flanagan) - then it was Tommy who suggested he lead me through the 'desert' on a white horse... Absolutely, mental... Still, I liked the idea of Ayahuasca and 'cave paintings' almost coming to life - especially for A Room With A Zoo - a track with musical references from Tom-Tom Club and New York Art-Bands."

The resulting film is as unique and pedigreed as the people behind it. If you look closely you can see elements of Jodorowsky and Nicolas Roeg, but peel back the layers and the Mancunian influences of Ken Loach and Factory Records are also there.

"We started-out to make a music video with cinematic elements," Trevor Miller concludes. "But what we ended-up with is a short film with music. The band and individual members like Inder Goldfinger wrote score and made sound effects. They performed as musicians and actors and the finished product truly reflects our complete and authentic creative force... But this is a much a film by Harry Bridgen and Tommy Flanagan, as by me or the band. In the end - we all are members of The Winachi Tribe."

'A Room With A Zoo' is released in the UK independently on November 18th and the band will be supporting the record and video with shows in Manchester, London and Glasgow.

The Winachi Tribe are sonic soul collective who adhere to no boundaries or formulas, either musically or culturally. Lyrically explosive, musically diverse, the Electro Funk hybrid are an exceptional band of musicians and producers who have collaborated and toured with artists as diverse as Ian Brown to Danny Saber.

"There are just a handful of bands in my life that make me enjoy every song on a single album, and The Winachi Tribe have added themselves to the list"
LA Times
"We are on the edge of a hybrid soul/northern soul explosion. I think it will, for want of a better word, be the new punk. The Winachi Tribe's tune fits into the picture perfectly. Bring it on!"
Keith Allen

Most read news of the week

© 2001-2022 (S4)
about | site map
contact | privacy
Page gen. in 0.5495019 secs // 4 () queries in 0.0078277587890625 secs