Author Topic: Bat For Lashes  (Read 1888 times)

ABlipInContinuity

Bat For Lashes
« on: 24 July, 2008, 11:45:47 am »
I'd never head of themher prior to seeing a performance (with the band "The Blue Dreams") whilst she supported Radiohead.

I thought they were worth a mention here. Can definately hear influences from Bjork and Kate Bush.

Re: Bat For Lashes
« Reply #1 on: 24 July, 2008, 03:29:10 pm »
This video was mentioned here (or before) for obvious reasons:-

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/n1wnOUH2jk8&rel=1" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/v/n1wnOUH2jk8&rel=1</a>

Anyone work out which road it is? :)
"Yes please" said Squirrel "biscuits are our favourite things."

ABlipInContinuity

Re: Bat For Lashes
« Reply #2 on: 24 July, 2008, 03:41:10 pm »
couldn't stop watching that!

...my life revolves around cycling, I can't help it! Bikes seem to be connected with everything these days!

clarion

  • Tyke
Re: Bat For Lashes
« Reply #3 on: 24 July, 2008, 04:19:55 pm »
She's really friendly.  A bit barmy, but inspired.

and really good looking, but that has nothing to do with it...
Getting there...

Re: Bat For Lashes
« Reply #4 on: 24 July, 2008, 04:28:08 pm »
Cool! I've a feeling I'm going to be hallucinating BMX-riding furries on my next 600 though. 

ABlipInContinuity

Re: Bat For Lashes
« Reply #5 on: 24 July, 2008, 04:37:18 pm »
Got to watch it again now...

clarion

  • Tyke
Re: Bat For Lashes
« Reply #6 on: 24 July, 2008, 04:38:04 pm »
She's on MySpace (of course), if anyone's interested...
Getting there...

Re: Bat For Lashes
« Reply #7 on: 24 July, 2008, 09:32:26 pm »
This video was mentioned here (or before) for obvious reasons:-

YouTube - Bat For Lashes - Whats a Girl To Do

Anyone work out which road it is? :)

Probably milbrook test track.

Re: Bat For Lashes
« Reply #8 on: 24 July, 2008, 09:36:05 pm »
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Anyone work out which road it is? :)

Probably milbrook test track.

Doubt it. With roadsigns (including an A road number which you can't make out on the rubbish youtube quality version), yellow hatched boxes and traffic lights (albeit turned off)?

Also trees too close to the road for Millbrook.
"Yes please" said Squirrel "biscuits are our favourite things."

Re: Bat For Lashes
« Reply #9 on: 24 July, 2008, 09:50:41 pm »
There's some information about how they shot the video on the paperthinwalls site, but nothing about where it was shot.

I'm glad I wasn't going nuts thinking it was a bit Donnie Darko, since that was deliberate.

It's kind of amusing the number of times you see someone saying how much they like to see a video that was filmed in one shot, when (i) It clearly wasn't, since a junction appears in the background after the panning bit in the middle with the characters at the side of the road and (ii) given that the "animals" disappear from behind her, some sort of trickery was involved in the shooting which suggests that multiple shots or overlayed footage was used.
Actually, it is rocket science.
 

Re: Bat For Lashes
« Reply #10 on: 24 July, 2008, 10:15:34 pm »
Just checked Google Earth, yeah your right, not Milbrook but I doubt it's public roads, there are quite a few proving grounds around the UK, I found that paperthinwalls article as well :)

Re: Bat For Lashes
« Reply #11 on: 24 July, 2008, 10:23:05 pm »
Dammit I'm good ;)

Crowthorne in Berkshire (just next to broadmoor hospital)

Film Locations

TRL Test track (PDF)

Re: Bat For Lashes
« Reply #12 on: 24 July, 2008, 10:25:28 pm »
Top work!

I'll be able to sleep soundly tonight.
"Yes please" said Squirrel "biscuits are our favourite things."

Re: Bat For Lashes
« Reply #13 on: 24 July, 2008, 10:41:18 pm »
Well done that man. :thumbsup:

It looks like it was filmed on this bit in the middle, probably the first bit down the right hand side curve, broadly going from North to South, and then the second half filmed from the East to the West stopping around about the Roundabout.
Actually, it is rocket science.