This is the first single & music video for MOANA and their track "Days In A Cage".
The spell-binding Moana infuses sparse evocative guitar with a divine untamed voice, creating an intoxicating world which leave's you flying through a dark-dream while holding you in a soft nest of intimacy.
Growing up in Gracetown to the soundtrack of Muddy Waters, Etta James and Fleetwood Mac, Moana has crafted a catalog of songs that feed on love, longing and the magic hidden in the everyday.
Far from traditional song-writing, her creative process dabbles in drumming on car steering-wheels & bedroom walls, endless impulsive babbling over simple guitar and discovering melodies during long walks through city streets. She is an ethereal creature alive with inspiration.
Solo, Moana's live performances are always earnest, raw,energetic and shatteringly hypnotic, evoking a steely strength behind an eyelash-batting shyness. With the band, the collective of Moana are powerful as much as they are gentle, hypnotic and violent. A bundle of contradictions, Moana's sound will simultaneously punch you in the face then lull you into a gentle spell. All in the blink of an eye.
With a sound that captures the free-spirited zest of Melanie Safka, the dark-seductiveness of Nick Cave and the experimental playfulness of Amanda Palmer; keep your eye on this one...
Produced By Illusory
Directed & Edited by Todd Delfs
Shot by Todd Delfs & Dan Nicholls
Costume Design by Coco Adrian & Jenny Stevens
Special Thanks To:
The Landscape and Community of Gracetown, WA
The Dancers and Extras!!
Jenny Stevens & Louise Adrian for the Headpieces and jewellery
Eamon Dimmitt for helping with equipment
Will Dustin with his 4WD
Greg Crawford for the fire wood sourcing
Big Red (most of it anyway!)