Arts & Music / 17 June, 2016

Trinity Roots introduces Māori puppetry

The stunning new video from Trinty Roots was inspired by traditional Māori puppeteering.

Fresh from their New Zealand tour, Trinity Roots are now packing their bags for their five date double coast charge on Australia. Before they go they wanted to share their brand new video for the latest single off the Citizen album, 'This Road'.

Trinity Roots' frontman Warren Maxwell explains the inspiration: “I had a chance meeting with James Webster [traditional Māori puppeteer] and saw his karetao puppets and loved how expressive they were when he brought them to life. We started talking about how insecurities and communication—especially amongst males—seem to be at the core of a lot of social issues. I really liked the idea of karetao portraying a more abstract mysticism and hopefully reflecting the complexities of our psyche. We can be incredibly strong like pounamu but we can also be as fragile as porcelain."

'This Road' is the third music video from Citizen, following on from footstomper, 'Haiku' and the swooning whirls of 'El Kaptain'.



June 17 Settlers Tavern, Margaret River
June 18 Charles Hotel, North Perth
June 19 Mojos, Fremantle
June 23 Newtown Social Club, Sydney
June 24 Northcote Social Club, Melbourne


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