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Room Two Three Eight presents Nakatomi's 'The Knife' (2015). Directed by Aaron Schuppan and starring Hanna Galbraith, Mandahla Rose, Jack Littman & Apoorva Madan.

'The Knife' was produced and mixed by Melbourne producer Jimi Maroudas (Kimbra), with sound design by Badcop and mastering by Jon Lemon.

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Neon drenched, eighties inspired electro-pop duo, Nakatomi have today announced the release of new single, The Knife.

Synth-heavy with industrial beats and offering a generous nod to the eighties, “The Knife is about the downward spiral of bad experiences or relationships, but choosing to see some beauty in the fall rather than getting consumed by it,” explains lead vocalist, Emily Smart. “We worked with Badcop (Tkay Maidza) on the sound design and sought out Melbourne producer-engineer, Jimi Maroudas (Kimbra, Bertie Blackman) to produce and mix, and tracking was done at the amazing Chapel Lane Studios in Adelaide.”

“We had this idea to go with a sci-fi 80s vibe for this clip, so we contacted a great local film director named Aaron Schuppan and set him the challenge to create something inspired by movies such as Blade Runner,” says Smart. “Thankfully Aaron was just as excited about this idea as we were and proposed that our film clip take the form of a movie trailer for an amazing, lost tech-noir film from the 80s, but something with genuine emotion at its core. Aaron threw together a crazy script, and our only thought was, if he can pull this off, this is going to be epic!”

The duo is excited to hit the road to play for their fans along the east Coast later this month with Smart saying, “we can’t wait, we’ll be supporting JOY. for her Adelaide tour leg and this is also our hometown single launch party, then a few weeks later we will do our first run of shows in Melb and Syd.”
Named after Nakatomi Plaza from the Die Hard movie, Cox jokes, “Nakatomi does have a classier meaning in ancient Japanese though, it’s the ancestral name of the greatest clan of classical times, the Fujiwara.”

Nakatomi is made up of Emily Smart on vocals and Hamish Cox on synths.
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