Julia Deans

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The Cook Strait Social Club

From Wikipedia:

Julia Deans (born 27 August 1974) is a New Zealand singer-songwriter best known as the lead singer of rock band Fur Patrol. Read more on Wikipedia


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  • View on NZ On Screen Andrew

    Source: NZ On Screen

    Resource type: Pop ; Music Video

    "The lead off track from Wellington band Fur Patrol’s debut album Pet (and follow up to their chart topping single ‘Lydia’) sees an unrepentant Julia Deans emphatically despatching someone who has wronged her for the last time. The video — shot in a club on Auckland’s Karangahape Road — sets Deans and bandmates amidst frozen bar patrons who spring to life with the first tempo change. The band responds with an (almost) accomplished dance routine in best boy band style ... nicely undermined by Deans’ rather graceless tumble out of the final pose." (NZ On Screen summary)

  • View on NZ On Screen Dominoes

    Source: NZ On Screen

    Resource type: Pop ; Music Video

    "This cascading pop song from Wellington band Fur Patrol’s debut EP Starlifter accompanies an early music video from director Greg Page. Julia Deans and her band mates appear mired in concrete in a suburban swimming pool which begins to fill — but they play on, apparently oblivious to the rising water. The pool was owned by neighbours of Page’s parents in Palmerston North, who were happy to indulge him, but it was Fur Patrol who suffered for Page’s art as they coped with water that was very cold and not especially clean." (NZ On Screen summary)

  • View on NZ On Screen For Our Women

    Source: NZ On Screen

    "In 2012 TV presenter Helena McAlpine enlisted a chorus of NZ music’s finest voices to cover Chris Knox’s classic love song, as part of a campaign to raise breast cancer awareness. They included Alisa Xayalith, Brooke Fraser, Julia Deans, Martin Phillipps, The Topp Twins, Don McGlashan, Warren Maxwell, Hinewehi Mohi, Princess Chelsea, Jon Toogood and Hollie Smith. The track was arranged and produced by Sean Donnelly (SJD). McAlpine was diagnosed with the disease in 2008, and died on 23 September 2015." (NZ On Screen summary)

  • View on NZ On Screen Fur Patrol

    Source: NZ On Screen

    Resource type: Music Video

    "Pop/rock band Fur Patrol first appeared on the NZ recording scene with the EP Starlifter in 1998. The EP got the four-piece some notice, but it was their debut album Pet that really got things going. The striking hit single 'Lydia' was the most played song on NZ radio that year, and the band finished the year with four NZ Music Awards. The almost obligatory shift to Australia followed, with the band's second album Collider being recorded in Melbourne in 2003. The band has gone into recess these days, with singer Julia Deans now working solo." (NZ On Screen summary)

  • View on NZ On Screen Lydia

    Source: NZ On Screen

    Resource type: Pop ; Music Video

    "Prolific music video director Jonathan King delivers a simple but finely-executed clip with this anthem for the jilted. 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 Julia Deans' sometimes 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' marked the third single from the band's first album Pet." (NZ On Screen summary)

  • View on NZ On Screen Rubicon

    Source: NZ On Screen

    Resource type: Music Video

    "The self-proclaimed saviours of fun, Rubicon released their debut album Primary in 2002, getting the "double thumbs up" from Fur Patrol's Julia Deans who described its "dirty rock 'n' roll attitude as definitely worth a listen". The Auckland-trio underwent a makeover in 2004, when two members famously resigned via an email sent to lead singer Paul Reid. Two new members and a second album, recorded in Hollywood, soon followed under the guidance of producer, Bruce Witkin (of Foo Fighters fame)." (NZ On Screen summary)

  • View on NZ On Screen The Adults

    Source: NZ On Screen

    Resource type: Music Video

    "A Kiwi supergroup, The Adults had their origins in songs written by Shihad frontman Jon Toogood that didn't suit that band. Instead, Toogood reached out to Shayne Carter (Straitjacket Fits, Dimmer) and Julia Deans (Fur Patrol) to help him record them for a solo project. The original songs were soon shelved in favour of all new collaborations and an album was recorded with a diverse pool of musicians including Anika Moa, Ladi6, Warren Maxwell (Little Bushman), Gary Sullivan (Dimmer, JPSE) and Tiki Taane (who co-produced the project with Toogood)." (NZ On Screen summary)

 

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