'Elephant Bones' by MOANA
Directed by Luna Laure (Via Luna Pictures)
Produced by Kiran Wilson
Cinematography by Ben Berkhout
Edited by Frances Elliot
Grade and SFX by Dominic Pearce
Art design by Bahar Sayed
Makeup and Hair by Ashley Brock and Stryker Meyer
Styling by Nicole Ferraro
Headpieces and zebra suit by Jen Stevens
1st Assistant Director : Kiran Wilson
1st AC : Kristoffer Myrhe
Gaffers : Christian Niddrie, Joe Henderson, Vuk Mikic
Stills photographer : Rachael Barrett
Featuring Miss Penny Lane (dancer)
A big thank you to : David Le May, Cathy (Babalala)
There’s something wonderfully ominous brewing in the bowels of an unlikely place. At home between the likes of St Vincent and The Church on Xpress Magazine’s Reviewers Picks for Top 10 Albums of 2014 and Tone Deaf’s 15 Incredible Unsigned Aussie Bands You Need To Hear Right Now, Perth band Moana are delivering us a psychedelic acid-art, jungle rock single ‘Elephant Bones’.
Not undeserving of the plethora of critical acclaim and audience adoration coming their way, Moana are masterfully testing the boundaries where multiple art forms collide. In an attempt to break the arduous release cycles often expected from emerging bands, Moana Lutton devised splitting their second EP into three parts, with three separate release dates throughout 2015. Each release would comprise of two new tracks recorded at Debaser Studios with Andrew Lawson, a piece of collaborative visual art and music video.
The freshest slice of this three-part release features a music video for ‘Elephant Bones’ directed by the magical, long-time collaborator Via Luna Pictures, along with a cross- collaborative artwork by Kuba Kujawa of Denmark. Likened to an “iteration of the dark, arty and angry female voice” (Xpress) made famous the likes of PJ Harvey and Kate Bush, Moana Lutton describes ‘Elephant Bones’ as “a song of fear and ecstasy collided; the exhilaration of chaos and transformation in a wild and dark world; celebrating the madness and absurdity of it all."“...beautifully produced and I love the passion in your vocals - bring it Moana I wanna hear a whole album from you - more more more...”
- ROSIE BEATON, TRIPLE J "...with a dark, atmospheric vibe, heavy bass and clangy contrasting guitar; Moana Lutton showed no restrain, intoxicating the crowd with a powerful and outstanding voice, filling the room with a gripping echo..."
- XPRESS MAGAZINE
For Fans Of: PJ Harvey, The Doors, Jefferson Airplane, The Dead Weather