New Zealand’s Anthonie Tonnon is pleased to present his new film clip for ‘Railway Lines’, off his debut album Successor.
The cinematographically beautiful clip, which premiered via Frankie Magazine yesterday, was produced by New Zealand fashion darling, Delphine Avril Planqueel.
Frankie Magazine said of the track; “with a touch of The Smiths and ‘70s pop to his sound, he tells a tale of anticipation, frustration, public transport and an older gent in Auckland”.
Recently, Tonnon was asked about the backstory of ‘Railway Lines’ and said;
“The character in this song came to me at a train station near where I was teaching in the West of Auckland. In the 1950s, New Zealand cities had the choice to either grow on European models – keeping their light rail systems and developing in centralised ways, or on the LA model, along motorways. In Auckland we chose the latter. The old man in the story is someone who had been on the losing side of the argument, and has belatedly started to experience society agreeing with him. Unfortunately it doesn’t last long for him.”
Tonnon was also announced as an APRA Silver Scroll nominee in New Zealand last week, where he’s up against the likes of Lorde, Marlon Williams, Nadia Reid and Broods.
Don’t miss him when he touches down in Australia early next month for a run of shows down the East Coast, dates below.
Australian Tour Dates, 2015:
Wednesday, August 5 – Junk Bar, Brisbane
Thursday, August 6 – Django Bar, Sydney
with Melodie Nelson and The Singing Skies
Saturday, August 8 – The Bridge, Castlemaine
with Luna Deville
Sunday, August 9 – The Gasometer, Melbourne
with Vowel Movement and Luna Deville