Sean Riley & The Slowriders feature their new video Gipsy Eyes, which succeeds Greetings and Dili, from their latest album (listen here).
In 2012 the band embarked on one of the most remarkable trips of their journey. Between January and February they crossed Denmark, Germany and Holland on the promotion of It’s Been to Long Night, their third studio album.
It was an epic poem with a huge impact on the relationship between the four members of the band. Along the road, they recorded what they saw and lived with an old 8mm Super camera, offered to Afonso Rodrigues by the filmmaker Pedro Neves.
That year the song Gipsy Eyes was written.
Four years and many lives later, when it came time to illustrate the composition, the original tapes were recovered, which after a succession of events and wrong timings were lost shortly after its revelation.
It was Jorge Quintela, a long time friend – director of photography and director, also involved in the videos of Moving On and Harry Rivers – who entrusted the reels to put together a film so personal and special for the band.
To tell this story, they chose to return to their genesis, at the time of writing the song, to images of a time when together they celebrate life, love and friendship … returning to a time lasts forever.
Click on image to see the video
Shot by Sean Riley & The Slowriders and Toni Lourenço, 2012; Edited by Jorge Quintela, 2016
Sean Riley & The Slowriders return to Lisbon for a special show
In 2016 Sean Riley & The Slowriders made their comeback to concerts and passed through the festivals NOS Alive and Vodafone Paredes de Coura, among others, in the presentation tour of the acclaimed fourth register of originals.
For 2017 they prepare a new campaign for indoor shows. Venues with a greater dose of intimacy that give the quartet the perfect conditions for their intense and emotionally charged themes.
On February 4, they will be at the Centro Cultural de Belém, in Lisbon, integrating the CCBeat festival, for a concert where special participations and surprises of alignment are expected.
Tickets on sale here.
February 4th 2017, CCBeat, CCB, Lisboa
February 5th 2017, Cine-Teatro Avenida, Castelo Branco
February 11th 2017, Casa das Artes de Famalicão