Having only been a band for the better part of a year and a half, …
Pub-rockers Private Function has dropped the music video for Give War A Chance, and it’s come with a super special backstory.
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It was created by mega-fan and Swinburne University student Lauren Hester, who contacted the band last year, hoping to use the track for her final uni assessment piece.
Insanely dedicated to her craft, Hester hoarded cardboard and spent countless hours watching YouTube, Play School and Sesame Street, learning how to make puppets from scratch and deciding how best to build the set and props.
“We were completely blown away when we received Lauren’s video,” says Private Function drummer and video director Aidan McDonald. “I went to the same film school as Lauren 10 years ago, and I never made anything as good as this. I can’t believe she beat me to making a puppet PF clip.”
Hester adds, “Private Function are such a fun band and I always have the best time whenever I go to their shows, so I wanted to make something that reflected that specific brand of chaotic fun I experience whenever I see them perform–and puppets were the perfect way to achieve that. As a director, I wanted to take myself out of my comfort zone, and I’m glad I did. I’d never worked with puppets or puppeteers before, but it was such an amazing experience to work alongside such a passionate group of puppeteers and learn about this wonderful craft.”
Private Function will officially celebrate the 2020 release of Whose Line Is It Anyway? with a huge headliner.
PRIVATE FUNCTION // Whose Tour Is It Anyway? Tour:
WOLLONGONG // Sunday, 18th April // Yours & Owls Festival
BAMBRA // Sunday, 25th April // Meadow Festival
FRANKSTON // Saturday, 8th May // Pelly Bar
GEELONG // Saturday, 15th May // Barwon Club
BALLARAT // Friday, 28th May // The Eastern
ADELAIDE // Saturday, 29th May // Lion Arts Factory
BELGRAVE // Thursday, 3rd June // Sooki Lounge
WOLLONGONG // Friday, 11th June // La La La’s
SYDNEY // Saturday, 12th June // Crowbar
NEWCASTLE // Sunday, 13th June // Hamilton Station Hotel
GOLD COAST // Thursday, 24th June // Miami Marketta
SUNSHINE COAST // Friday, 25th June // Solbar
BRISBANE // Saturday, 26th June // The Zoo (Early Show)
MELBOURNE // Friday, 2nd July // The Corner Hotel
BUNBURY// Friday, 16th July // Prince of Wales Hotel
PERTH// Saturday, 17th July // Amplifier Bar
Tickets available here.