Scottish Chanteuse, Louise Quinn/Gates Of Light is back with a brand new video directed by Grant Mcphee, he is one of Scotland’s foremost film directors and has worked with Ken Loach, Danny Boyle and Steven Soderbergh amongst others. The video is shot on film using a 1963 Eclair 16mm (Woodstock, Altamont Monterey, Magical Mystery Tour...). XS Noize is pleased to exclusively premiere the video today!
"Working with Grant McPhee on this video was an absolute dream and how amazing to be shot on 16mm. I think he captures the retro influences of the music beautifully with a nod to the more modern production elements as well, to create something timeless. Grant took time out of his busy production schedule shooting the cult Scottish tv series Outlander and managed to work around our one-year-old twins and one of the worst downpours of rain that Glasgow has ever seen!" - Louise Quinn
Watch the video for 'Next To Me' - BELOW:
Gates Of Light is an international lockdown album collaboration between five artists across four cities, three-time zones and two continents.
Featuring the combined award-winning talents of singer-songwriter Louise Quinn and producer/musician Bal Cooke (Glasgow), producer/ DJ Scott Fraser (London), producer/ DJ Kid Loco (Paris) and film/art director Tim Saccenti (New York), it was made possible by the support of Creative Scotland’s Open Fund to sustain creativity during the lockdown.
The group came together remotely after the pandemic arrived and countless gigs were cancelled, to make a sensory reflection of lockdown experiences in a psychedelic, dream-pop glitch landscape of future folk.
Louise and Bal are a Glasgow based husband and wife team who have worked together for many years releasing records as A Band Called Quinn and DAWNINGS. Madonna once described Louise’s voice as ‘wonderful’ and best selling Scottish crime writer and music fan Ian Rankin wrote liner notes for one of her albums.
Bal has produced records for Domino Records, The Pastels, Bill Wells Trio, Tenniscoats and Lightships among others. Scott has released and remixed on labels as diverse as Rush Hour, Wave, One Little Indian, Village Green, Bird Scarer and CGI Records.
After a chance encounter at a nightclub in Glasgow, Louise and Scott Fraser collaborated on a release on Andrew Weatherall’s Birdscarer vinyl imprint label in 2019, featuring a remix by the Guv’nor himself who described the track as ‘sublime magik’.
Louise has previously sung on many of Kid Loco’s records, and Kid Loco has in return produced albums and remixes for Bal and Louise. Jean-Yves Prieur, a.k.a Kid Loco is an innovator of the French electronic dance music scene. His best-known album is A Grand Love Story and he has also compiled and mixed a DJ mix album for the Another Late Night series on Azuli Records. He has worked with Jarvis Cocker, The Transistors and Glasgow bands A Band Called Quinn and Mogwai.
Louise and Bal met Tim Saccenti in New York a long time ago through a mutual friend from Glasgow. Tim Saccenti is a director and photographer living in New York City and working worldwide. Tim’s groundbreaking visual output includes influential and genre defying films for artists ranging from indie icons Animal Collective, Run the Jewels and Squarepusher to legends Depeche Mode, Pharrell and Erykah Badu.