"We wanted to capture the motion of the music and the concept of stumbling in an innovative way, while still keeping the quirky edge which the band loves. So, we decided to combine live action and stop-motion as the band make their way through the city, giving each section of the song its own animation style to keep viewers wanting to see what's next," says Griffiths.
"The song has a punchy, fast-paced feel. I always pictured a video with running and action and explosions, but we had no budget, so we went with stop-motion. The fast pace was created by moving ridiculously slowly, a contradiction which is kinda aptly Capetonian," says Mishal Pandie, leader singer of MacGyver Knife.
MacGyver Knife is Mishal Pandie on lead vocals, Maahir Pandie on guitar and backing vocals, Zaheer Gaffoor on drums and percussion and Zaahier Kamedien on bass.
Sewing Legend is available in Cape Town at Revolution Records in Observatory (Lower Main Rd) and at MABU Vinyl in town (off Kloof near the Labia Theatre/City Varsity). The album is also available on iTunes, and at www.cdbaby.com/cd/macgyverknife.
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