Take a journey back through five years of the blog and you’ll no doubt see some familiar faces. Case in point, Davey Noordhoff and Mickey Cooper of fresh Melbourne outfit Kilns. Formerly of Alma Kalorama, the pairing put that project to rest a little while ago now. From there, Coops launched a “raw, earnest and extraordinarily special” solo project, but it’s new band Kilns which picks up where that left off.
The group are a real community affair: On bass it’s Sam Swain – producer, engineer and member of fellow Melbourne act Huge If True, while James McGuffie (McRobin for those playing at home) plays guitar and adds vocal breadth. The four members complement each other perfectly, resulting in driving and lyrically enriching indie rock (with an ever so subtle touch of folk).
A video which came together in a matter of hours, Go Slowly transports you right into the thick of a Kilns rehearsal. The camera pivots smoothly around a room, showing the band playing through the track. It’s simple, effective and directed by local film genius Mike Ridley whose credits include Baked Goods sessions and the latest clip for Kilns’ good mates Rat!Hammock.
A few words from Mickey Cooper:
“We shot it in the old “Kelvin Dalton Real Estate” building on High St, Northcote – in the room directly above the studio where we actually recorded Go Slowly. We thought it would be a nice touch to have the song and video come out of the same place!”