Video Premiere: George T – Get A Grip
The door was wide ajar again, leaving the house in sub zero temperatures. She slammed it shut as hard as she could, making sure it woke him abruptly from his drunken slumber on sofa. Empty beer bottles were scattered around and the stench of stale cigarettes permeated the air. She couldn't even be bothered to lecture him this time, he had to get a grip.
The fourth and final video from Scottish DJ and producer George T's Midway project sees him returning home. The EP itself, which marked the first material from George in 19 years, was recorded over a two year period in London, using only analog gear and embracing memory, movement and the moment.
The video for 'Get A Grip' was filmed in one of his old haunts, Edinburghs legendary FAB nightspot in Leith, an out of the way repurposed cricket club for hip waifs and sublime strays. Shot against artist Brenda Smarts avant-garde “test card” walls, the film uses vary-speed and stop motion techniques, moving frame by frame to create an intriguing, if not awkward sense of movement. This real-life animation's narrative follows dusk till dawn at the Cricket Club. It was shot straight after one of those nights out with regulars, including Brenda and is the closest they could get to method acting in a stop frame film.