I first saw Kids On TV perform live six years ago. Suffice to say, they totally blew my mind. It was as if a crack team of sonic commandos had landed in my midst for the sole purpose of actualizing a super-stylized world of self-determined queer positive liberation. It was – in one word – amazing.
I have since had the pleasure of working alongside band member John Caffery on a number of my own projects and always feel so inspired when in the presence of his energy. To say that being featured in the video for their new single “Bobby” (above) was an honour would be an understatement. I wouldn’t be doing what I’m doing today if it were not for this band’s direct influence. Thank you KOTV!
The clip was directed by John and filmed this past month in Kensington Market, Toronto.
I recently dropped some vocals on a track by Toronto’s Kids On TV that will be featured on their upcoming full-length album. The song sounds great and if you were in Kensington Market yesterday you’d have seen KOTV member John Caffery and myself shooting the video! I don’t want to spoil the surprises but hopefully these pics of our dancing shoes snapped by Colin Medley will tide you over…
I did a shoot for “The B-Insider” just before leaving to finish my record in Montreal last week and it’s already up online! The photos were taken by Toronto’s own Norman Wong and feature some of my favourite artists in the city like John Caffrey from Kids On TV and Ben Cook from Fucked Up. As always, my make-up and look was put together by the inimitable Lisa Howard with gear from Topman. Two words: Rihanna T-Shirt!