Autozamm are one of a handful of Kiwi bands that have dominated airplay on local drive-time hard rock radio. Since the release of their first EP A Shade of Brown in 2004, followed by 2005 album As For Now! the boys from Wellington have toured relentlessly building a reputation as a compulsive live act (winning support slots for Silverchair, Shihad and INXS). Sophomore effort Drama Queen spawned the single 'Closer to Home', which reached number two on the NZ Airplay Chart and became an Autozamm anthem.
One can imagine the concept for Davis' hysterically violent clip looking rather average on paper. "Band beats snot out of each other". But the mastermind behind some of NZ's most outstanding moving images knew what he wanted - and went ahead and NAILED it. (Check out his intriguing "making of" appended to this clip.) "The original footage was shot freeform then retimed with Twixtor [effects software], to time with the music. In fact the clip stars on the RE:VISION FX website, to show off the capabilities of Twixtor" Ed Davis March 09