SHINING’s “Live On Location” videos are filmed with a bare minimum of gear (one camera, a few mics, etc.), with the goal of capturing unique moments where musicians conquer their surroundings to showcase their musicianship over the use of technology. Having previously filmed in leftover rubble of the demolition site of their old studio in Oslo, Norway, this time the band headed to the blazing hot Mojave Desert of California.
SHINING frontman JÃ¸rgen Munkeby explained: “Weâ€™ve always thought that some of our best shows have come from venues and festivals where things were totally out of control. Itâ€™s when the local crew tells you that you donâ€™t need a DI on guitar, when the venue doesnâ€™t have enough XLR cables, when the monitor guy refuses to turn any more knobs and when your amp breaks down in the first song â€“ itâ€™s in times like these that you often play your best gigs! The bout against your surroundings brings out the fighter in you, hell-bent on proving that the equipment does not get to decide. We wanted to put ourselves in these situations and film it, believing that this would add an extra edge to the performance that might be missing in many of todayâ€™s music videos. Itâ€™s a big kick when you manage to pull off something like this. We rolled into the location we had only seen on pictures, set up our equipment, got most of the equipment to work and started playing. The local motorhome club was surprised but supportive, and we even got free burgers at the local Slash-X bar!â€
To celebrate the new year, SHINING will perform two intimate shows in their home country of Norway later this week. For tickets and further information, please visit www.shining.no. A return visit to America is in the works; more information will be revealed soon.
1/9/14 Oslo, NO – Parkteatret
1/11/14 Kongsberg, NO – EnergimÃ¸lla