Hey Rosetta!

'Fogo Sessions' (short film)

BY Alex HudsonPublished Mar 5, 2015

Hey Rosetta! hail from Newfoundland, and the indie rock band are taking fans on a tour of their home province's remote Fogo Island with a new performance video called Fogo Sessions.

The 26-minute short film was directed by Mark Bennett, and it shows the band playing three songs from last year's Second Sight. It's much more than a simple performance video, however, since the surroundings are beautiful. We see lots of artful footage of the beautifully-situated Atlantic island and the wildlife and buildings that can be found there.

In a statement, frontman Tim Baker explained that his great-grandmother and great-aunt originally hailed from Fogo Island. He wrote, "Fair warning though, it takes its time — like riding to the island on the old ferry, or waiting for the tide to come up the long rocky beach, or like setting up to multitrack a 7-piece band in an artist studio run on solar panels and a woodstove — there is nothing instantaneous about any of it. So dig in, steep a cup of tea, have a spell (as my great-uncle used to say) and come along."

Watch the film below. Hey Rosetta!'s tour schedule can be seen here, although note that the only Canadian dates are at this summer's WayHome festival in Ontario.

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