Sunday, September 20, 2015

Consent, the Scrolls, and Counting The Beat ...

One of the best things about the Silver Scroll Awards in Auckland last Thursday night (for me) was the recognition given to hardworking ex-Palmy musician Grayson Gilmour, who was honoured for his work on Consent, the tele-movie which told the true story of rape survivor Louise Nicholas.

Gilmour’s dramatic and tension-packed score won the Scroll for Best Original Music in a Feature Film, and the work is available over at the now Wellington-based composer's Bandcamp page on a name-your-price basis (click here). But be generous, as all proceeds go direct to Rape Crisis NZ.

The 2015 edition of the Scrolls was especially significant for greybeard music fans, with the debate about the “lost” 1981 Song of the Year scroll (which was retrospectively awarded) finally laid to rest, and the gong going to The Swingers for ‘Counting The Beat’ (clip below). That was not unexpected, and it was even less surprising to see the 2015 version of the same award go to Ruban Nielson, for Unknown Mortal Orchestra’s ‘Multi-Love’.
There were also awards acknowledging airplay and chart success for the likes of Six60 (locally) and Lorde (globally). Well done to all nominees and winners.
Here's The Swingers with three minutes of pure retro magic:

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