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Video Feature: Miss Vincent – ‘How Much Further’

Miss Vincent released their second EP Reasons Not To Sleep earlier in the month. It saw them switching it from creepy to gloomy. Playing their self-styled ‘moody punk rock’, paying homage to the likes of Alkaline Trio and AFI, Reasons Not To Sleep is a step up 2013’s Creepy.

The band chat to us about the creation of the video to lead single ‘How Much Further’….

As with all of our music videos, we shot ‘How Much Further?’ ourselves. Alex’s day job is actually in television, so if he doesn’t already have it, he can get his hands on just about any camera equipment we’re likely to need. Doing it ourselves is great for two reasons – it means we’re in total control of everything and it keeps costs down which is a plus, as anyone in a band will appreciate.

For the video we wanted a real spooky vibe, so we basically took over this big, old manor for 12 hours. Just the band, Alex’s brother, our actress Lucy, and a couple of our friends. It was a long day, particularly for Alex as he was shooting, lighting, directing, and of course performing as well.

We spent the morning setting up the living room for the performance portion of the video and shooting all the group shots. The house has all these old wooden beams and columns, and wallpaper that reminded us of old black and white horror films, as well as a very cool grand piano. We set our gear up in the corner and just went for it. We wanted to change as little as possible about the house and blend in as much as we could.

The concept for the video is pretty simple but it conveys the themes of the song perfectly. It’s just about chasing something but never really knowing if it exists at all. We shot a bit of it in the basement of the house, which looked like something out of a B-movie, complete with what looked like a jail cell. It was cold, wet and creepy as hell in there, but it was a great location for filming.

In between shooting we spent the day eating pizza, winding each other up and playing with tarot cards. It was a lot of fun and we’re stoked on the end result.

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