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1 October 2021

Closest Shave

by Syd Briscoe


Tina: “Closest Shave” - 3 mins 12s

There's a pleasantly heightened edge to this rain-soaked promo for Tiņa's latest track 'Closest Shave'. The self-proclaimed "psych-pop cowboys" are in reflective mood as they shift from acoustic lament to keyboard-driven groove, with singer Josh Loftin's distinctive, reedy vocals riding the wave like foam on a stormy sea.

The accompanying film takes a dismal night at the pub and adds a layer off surreal strangeness to it - small moments like the band's out-of-place spangly costumes or an extended interlude of Loftin's contorted dancing in an alleyway. Director Maxim Kelly does a particularly good job with the final shot, in which a dancing crowd freeze while the band take their leave.


Film Production: Caviar Ⓟ Ⓦ
Director: Maxim Kelly
Producer: Lauren Mills
Executive Producer: Sorcha Shepherd
1st AD: Joe Mulvihill
Cinematographer: Benjamin Wearing Ⓦ (Vision Ⓟ Ⓦ)
Art Department: Lottie Highfield
Editor: Charlie Reddie @ Stitch Ⓟ Ⓦ
Colourist: Jason Wallis @ Electric Theatre Collective Ⓟ Ⓦ

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