The image of our band is really important because ultimately we are trying to sell a ‘product’. something people will buy into, and part of that is not only the song, the video, but also the styling of our band. Band image relates our music to our audience and in a way the way our music video will be interpreted In some way depends on the image we give our band. Here are some images of bands whose styling we hope to interprate.
What we like about this Arctic monkeys image is that there styling is simple,and not pretentious. They look like a bunch of ordinary guys, and kind of reflects the whole indie rock image,effortless,unrefined,a little rough round the edges but in a good way .The image is such that ‘their fans’could imitate their style, which many like to do.
You Me At Six clearly show the typical modern Indie rock image that we would ideally intergrate into our music video. This is because their T‐shirts are very freely expressive,showing icons or messages that show how they feel, and what they represent..
This image of Kings of Leon is what we’re trying to steer clear of. The way the band look so neatly put together, as if they’ve been styled is just too mainstream for the image we went our band to have. Although we want our band to look co ordinated its important they still have some individuality and don’t look too matchy.
This picture of the script had us split. Whilst I love the hooded jumper and jeans feel,the blazer and the jackets they wear make them look too serious and mature.We want our band too look younger and fresher, and like they don’t take themselves too seriously.