New Static Era music video coming soon

Dear Me video shoot - behind the scenesYesterday, we filmed our new music video with Ruth and Jimby Media, the same talented team that created our Sleeping Dogs music video, and it’s looking truly epic!

Wondering how we did it when Emma G is overseas? Very simply, we decided this music video would be one that tells a story using actors, with our song as the soundtrack to it.

As with any creative process, it took a while to work out what the concept would be. I knew the emotion I wanted to portray as Dear Me is one of the most heartfelt and meaningful songs on our Fit To Fight album. I just wasn’t sure what it was going to look like.

The video concept

After several brainstorming sessions with our director, Mike Kumagai, we finally locked onto an idea I felt happy to run with. It’s a creative interpretation of the song, metaphorical rather than literal.

It’s focused around two characters, a young rebel and an older gentleman who meet on a cold winter day to play chess against each other.

Dear Me - behind the scenesSo what does that symbolise and what happens next?

Stay tuned, music video coming soon

Static Era at 420 Bar, Auckland 29 September 2012

4 bands, 4 new videos, 1 great reason to celebrate with Static Era, These Four Walls, Fire at Will and November Zulu!

We’ll reveal our new music video for Weakness on the night.

Event details

Four of the hottest local rock bands are releasing new music videos on the same night, but instead of battling for the spotlight they have combined forces to create the ultimate music video release party!

Check out blistering live sets from each band and see their newest videos on the big screen.

To fit this much rock into one night the gig is starting early so don’t be late and miss all the fun.

Doors open at 8pm, $10 on the door.

Performance times

08:00 – November Zulu
09:00 – Static Era
10:00 – Fire at Will
11:00 – These Four Walls (Playing their debut album DOWN FALLS AN EMPIRE in its entirety)

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Static Era at 420, Auckland 29 September 2012

How to get there

4:20 Bar
373 Karangahape Road,
Auckland Central

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New single So Sore to get radio play on The Rock

So Sore - Static Era
This week we were informed that our new track So Sore will feature on Off The Record on The Rock radio station throughout March-April 2012.

Off The Record is a joint venture between NZ On Air and The Rock to showcase music from up-and-coming  Kiwi artists who are making their mark on the New Zealand music scene.

Understandably we are all stoked and very excited by this opportunity and can’t wait. Off The Record songs feature at the following times on weekdays:

  • 1am
  • 3am
  • 9am
  • 1pm
  • 7pm or 8pm
  • 9pm

If you haven’t done so aleady, you can download So Sore free here.

About Static Era – our new name

My name isAs you have most definitely seen by now, we have a new band name Static Era and will lay to rest using Emma G Band.

Why did we do this? The main reason was that we wanted a name that captured the essence of who we are which is very simply, a high energy rock band.

When we first got together nearly a year and a half ago, none of us were 100% sure what direction this was all going to take. It was initiated by Emma who had a desire to play more ‘rock music’ as she had already been performing a lot acoustically.

The original plan was that the ‘boys’ would work behind the scenes and help shape some of the songs Emma had written acoustically and turn them into louder rock songs. Emma G would be a solo artist and we would use Emma’s existing social media profiles to promote this new musical endeavour.

Just as we were about to put the first song Start out into cyberspace, we reevaluated things. Emma felt she saw herself as more the singer of a band than a solo artist which led to the group using Emma G Band and not just Emma G.

At the beginning of 2012, we once again had a look at how things were going and decided a change of band name would capture the gutsy rock feel that exists within this group. After several months of intense pondering, we have found that new name.

Welcome to the Static Era!

Emma G Band Start video release party at Toto, Auckland 11 November 2011

Emma G Band Start video release party at Toto, Auckland 11 November 2011

Emma G Band Start video release party at Toto, Auckland 11 November 2011

At long last, the music video for Start is finally here!

The Emma G Band is celebrating with a video release party at Toto (Bacco Room) in central Auckland this upcoming Friday 11 November. It also happens to be Emma’s bday!

Karma In Chaos (formerly Prolepsis) is also celebrating their video release for High Tide on the night and we’ve got Oslo Brown kicking off the evening.

Doors open at 7:30pm.

Entry is $10 or $40 per group of 5.
This includes a free shot of Jager on the door until the bottle is empty!

There is pizza by the metre for $39.

Join the show on Facebook:

Toto (Bacco Room) is located at:
53 Nelson Street,
Auckland CBD

View Google Maps directions 

I Am Giant support band winners for Auckland

Emma G Band at Backstage 4 August 2011 and Zeal 5 August 2011, Auckland

Emma G Band at Backstage 4 August 2011 and Zeal 5 August 2011, Auckland

We are so stoked to announce that the Emma G Band won the I Am Giant support band competition for Auckland!

A huge thank you to everyone who got behind us and voted, we appreciate it more than words can say.

The details for the upcoming Auckland shows with I Am Giant shows are as follows:

  • Thu 4 August – Backstage, 12 Galatos St, Auckland CBD – view Google map
  • Fri 5 August – Zeal, 20 Alderman Dr, Henderson, West Auckland – view Google map

Join the shows on Facebook:

See ya there 🙂

Emma G Band at Mavericks Saloon, Auckland 1 July 2011

Emma G Band at Mavericks Saloon, Auckland 1 July 2011We’ve been added at the very last minute to the Northern Comfort show at Mavericks Saloon in Glenfield, Auckland this Friday 1 July.

It’s organised by Wild Crew Entertainment and we’ll be performing with Smokey Alico, The Rotti and Mazza n Jesse.

It’s FREE entry and it kicks off from 8pm. There’ll be $5 drink specials as well as a bar tab giveaway.

Join the show on Facebook:

Mavericks Saloon is located at:
Westfield Glenfield Level 5/
Glenfield Road,
Auckland 0629

View Google Maps directions

If you’re in the Auckland area this Friday, come down and have some fun with us!

Debut single Start released today and available for free download

Start - Emma G BandStart, our debut single was finally released today and is available as an exclusive free download when you sign up to the Emma G Band mailing list.

If you didn’t know already, we got Emma G Band supporters to listen to four demo song snippets and tell us which one they thought we should record first.

Start was voted the most popular, so thanks to that feedback we went into the studio and recorded it.

If you haven’t already, join our mailing list now, download Start and share our website address ‘‘ with others if you think they’d like a copy of it.

Thanks so much for the support you’ve shown us so far 🙂