Radio favourites The Feelers formed in Christchurch in 1993 with James Reid on vocals and guitar, Matt Thomas on bass and Hamish Gee on drums. Later Zed guitarist Andy Lynch joined the band. One of New Zealand's most successful pop-rock groups, The Feelers toured extensively, both locally and offshore; released five successful albums; had several Top 40 hits; and won numerous NZ Music Awards. Reid released Saint, his first solo album, in late 2013.
The video for this Kiwi pop classic is a live performance-based affair, with a background story involving a girl, a creepy guy and a beat-up old car. The extended swooping shots of the band playing live were done at the Hastings Municipal Theatre (now know as the Hawke's Bay Opera House). 'Venus' featured on The Feelers' debut album Supersystem, which became one of New Zealand's biggest selling albums of 1998.
The first single off mutli-platinum 1998 album Supersystem helped bring Christchurch rockers The Feelers to a wide audience. For the video, director Joe Lonie has been given the resources to pull out all the stops — maintaining momentum with constant motion and cutting, while underlining the pressure motif by having the band performing in a boiler room, and claustrophobically running through a pipe. 'Pressure Man' was nominated for Best Video at the 1998 New Zealand Music Awards. Lonie had first begun making music videos while playing bass for Supergroove.