The Blind Club were asked to capture ‘Guards’ performing at South by South West festival in Austin, Texas in March 2013. Capturing any time with any band at SXSW is a pretty special thing, especially as it was our first time in the city but we felt truly fortunate to be filming the New York based band. In a space of 24 hours we saw them perform twice, film an interview in a band stand and then rush to record a couple of stripped back pop up’s above the Colorado River. It was pretty ace.
On record the band have that kind of American, washed out vocals and sun stained guitars sound to them…live it is a totally different story. They are raucous, loud and absolutely transfixing to watch. We were lucky enough to catch both sides to ‘Guards’ personality in our pop-up sessions, live performance and interview
Client: Partizan Records
Production Date: March 2013
Shooting Format: Canon C300