SUPPORT FOR ‘SNAKES & LADDERS’
“2 things we know about Timi. First up, he loves snakes. Secondly, he can write a crunchy, colourful, super fun jam and this one has me sliding down the ladder to come geddit.” – 4/5 stars
– Declan Byrne – triple j (AUS)
“Rolling double 1s cos I’ve only got snake eyes for this new Timi Temple track. This review makes less sense the more you read it, so just listen to the song.” – 4/5 stars
– Dave Ruby Howe – triple j Unearthed (AUS)
“Showcasing his continually evolving lyricism and his unrivaled ability to have so much fun.”
– Purple Sneakers (AUS)
Following on from his critically praised single ‘Snakes & Ladders’, Sydney-based DIY artist Timi Temple has returned with the accompanying video clip – produced, directed and edited by the artist himself.
Shot at O.H Reid Oval at the Lane Cove National Park, the clip features the world’s largest Snakes & Ladders game, created from scratch by Timi and his close friends. Inspired by the lyrical metaphors present in the track, the video uses a combination of tripod shots, steady glide cam and overhead drone shots to realize Timi’s vision expertly.
Timi talks about the process and filming behind the clip:
“The video is all about perspective – the snakes being the users and the ladders being someone/thing they can climb to get ahead in life. I shot and edited this in a 1:1 square aspect ratio to reflect the whole square snakes and ladders board theme – everything is square! You’ll notice that anytime our POV is that of a crowd member I’m wearing yellow to signify the ladder. Similarly, the second chorus onwards I’m wearing snake colours and the audience has all turned into ladders. Once again, dark undertones hidden within a very playful and colourful setting, the sort of juxtaposition that I LOVE!”
Timi has consistently toured the country, selling out venues across NSW, including Waywards, Oxford Art Factory Gallery, The Vanguard and Marly Bar, as well as touring with established acts like Baker Boy, Kilter, Cosmo’s Midnight and Bootleg Rascal.
As a performer Timi has featured on triple j‘s Like A Version with Kilter, Cosmo’s Midnight and Kota Banks, and performed at Australian festival juggernauts Splendour in The Grass, Field Day, Listen Out, Yours & Owls and Falls Festival.
Previous singles have been widely embraced by radio tastemakers triple j, triple j Unearthed, FBi, 4ZZZ, RTR FM, 2XX and a slew of other Australian community stations. His catalogue has also seen support from tastemaker blogs Indie Shuffle (ZAF), Clash Magazine (UK), Monster Children, Pilerats, Life Without Andy, Purple Sneakers and Savage Thrills.
‘Snakes & Ladders’ is available worldwide now
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