Music Month flashback: Lydia by Fur Patrol

It’s NZ Music Month and the Herald has partnered with NZ On Screen to bring you a music video of a classic New Zealand song every day of the month. Today’s flashback is an anthem for the jilted that topped the charts in 1999.
Kiwi band Fur Patrol: Andrew Bain, Simon Braxton, Julia Deans, and Steve Wells. Photo / David White
Kiwi band Fur Patrol: Andrew Bain, Simon Braxton, Julia Deans, and Steve Wells. Photo / David White

Today's Music Month Flashback is Lydia by Fur Patrol, from 1999.

Prolific music video director Jonathan King delivers a simple but nicely-executed clip for this evoca-tive song with its great snarling vocal performance from singer Julia Deans.

Although the band act like nothing is wrong and pull off an artful mime, it soon becomes clear that they have no instruments.

Shot in extremely narrow focus, singer Deans' some-times wistful, sometimes sneering performance matches the brooding tone of the song, which topped the Kiwi charts.

The clip was shot at Verona Cafe on Auckland's K Road.

Lydia was the third single from the band's debut album Pet.



- NZ Herald

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