cinematic, Esther Ofarim, Fleurtini, Gavin Hammond, Harinezumi, London, noir, shoegaze, Sony NEX5, sweet tooth, traditional - posted on June 21, 2012 by

black is the colour of my true love’s hair…

Whilst we wait (impatiently!) for the ‘Venus in Hollywood’ video’s final edits, Gavin and I thought we might have a little fun and do some filming ourselves.
Partially as a gift to our friend Nico, for whom this is one of her favourite songs. And partially for Gavin to try out some of his new film-making skills (another string in his creative bow).
This new clip is the result! Sweet Tooth perform the traditional song, ‘Black Is The Colour Of My True Love’s Hair,’ live in our studio. One take, no headphones, spill and all… Vocals by Fleurtini. All other instruments and music production by Gavin Hammond (bass and trumpet were overdubbed immediately after in one take). 

Filmed (live), edited and produced by Gavin Hammond. 
For Nico.
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(PS. The song itself is a celtic traditional which has been covered by luminaries such as Nina Simone, Joan Baez, Esther Ofarim and Christy Moore.  We love how it mystically takes on such different qualities depending on the artist singing it, so we’ve tried to put our own ‘Sweet Tooth’ stamp on it with this recording. We’ve decided to give the track away for free as a reward to those who join our mailing list. Do this via this link, or by entering your email address in the text box in the side-bar –>) 

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At Your Leisure, Deep Child, Gavin Hammond, lomo, London, London in Puddles, photography, Press, remix, sweet tooth, video - posted on June 9, 2012 by

london in puddles

You may already be familiar with Gavin’s beautifully moody and evocative photography as it’s been featured here on our site before.

The London Eye



If not, I’d like to remedy that situation right now, in light of the fact that it would be remiss for our fans not to know about it considering he’s received coverage in many of the UK’s national press this week! 


His ‘London in Puddles’ lomography series has been featured in Stylist magazineThe Telegraph, The Metro, The Daily Mail, The Evening Standard, and The Mirror,  no doubt inspired by the rainy weather we endured over the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee holiday (which was wonderful, but VERY wet).


He told the papers: “I stumbled upon my first puddles image by accident. My bicycle had been stolen so I was walking into town along the South Bank for once rather than pedalling past it in a hurry. It began to rain as I approached the London Eye and a large flock of tourists were blocking my way. I hate to be in a crowd so I stared at my feet as I waited for them to pass. And lo! a beautiful reflection of one of the gondolas emerged from a puddle, like a vision from another world, a view of a parallel universe.”

A Dickensian high-wire busker in Covent Garden



You can see his entire London set here on his Flickr page, (please get in touch with us via or contact page if you’d like to purchase prints).


Never one to rest on his laurels, Gavin (and film editor Phil G) also just produced this audio/visual clip showcasing his other sets of snaps, alongside a remix of our track ‘At Your Leisure,’ done by Berlin-based producer and DJ, Deep Child


We hope you enjoy its dark and mellow loveliness… 


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Alexander McQueen, Chelsea Marsukin, costumes, Erickson Beamon, fashion, New York, New York Times, Sarah Sophie Flicker, style, sweet tooth, The Citizens Band, trapeze, Venus in Hollywood, video - posted on May 11, 2012 by

it’s an office, but not as we know it.

This is too fabulous not to share.
My talented friend Sarah Sophie Flicker (one of the director duo who produced our forthcoming video) showcasing her style, work-space and trapeze skills in the New York Times:
 
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Very soon you’ll get to see her swinging from a ‘Venus’ star – the video’s coming asap :) 

 
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Attack of the 50 Foot Woman, B movies, Chelsea Maruskin, Electric Feathers, Fleurtini, Keetja Allard, Sonia Rykiel, Sweet, sweet tooth, Tooth, Venus in Hollywood, video - posted on April 18, 2012 by

attack of the 50 foot woman!

I posted this pic on our Facebook and Twitter pages last week, but it’s too great not to share here too (at least until we have the actual video to post – any day now, we promise!).
Venus lands on planet Earth… And isn’t sure she likes what she finds!
Fleurtini ~ ‘Venus In Hollywood’ video shoot
Brooklyn, New York ~ 31st March, 2012
Still photography: Keetja Allard
Set design:  Chelsea Maruskin
Here’s the song, if you need a little reminder…
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Bing Crosby, film, I'm so impatient to see the first edit, New York, sweet tooth, trapeze, Venus in Hollywood, video - posted on April 11, 2012 by

would you like to swing on a star?

… carry moon-beams home in a jar?

Would you believe that this hastily snapped iPhone pic is the only shot I managed to take myself at the ‘Venus In Hollywood’ video shoot in New York last week?

It shows the crew only just getting started on the first set, but it gives you a little glimpse (before I was whisked off into hair & makeup and didn’t pick up my phone for another 12 hours!).

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I can’t look at it without singing this lovely tune (because, yes – they are trapeze hoops being hung, in case you’re wondering!).

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Belles of the Black Diamond Field, film, Lula, Maximilla Lukacs, Sarah Sophie Flicker, Venus in Hollywood, video - posted on March 9, 2012 by

venus in… new york.

Further to my recent post re ‘Venus In Hollywood,’ we have some very pleasing news.

At the end of the month I’ll be heading to NYC to shoot a video for the track. It will be directed by Maximilla LukacsSarah Sophie Flicker, who together make up the wonderful Belles of the Black Diamond Field.

The creative treatment they’ve provided is shaping up to brilliant so I couldn’t be more excited.

I’ll let you see their work for yourself – this film was made as a collaboration between Top Shop and my favourite magazine in the world, Lula (of which Sarah Sophie is ‘editor at large’ – a fabulous title if there ever was one).


“Spell” from Maximilla Lukacs on Vimeo.

See more of their work for music and fashion (including ethereal videos for Karen Elson and First Aid Kit) here.

Their aesthetic couldn’t be more appropriate for Sweet Tooth, don’t you agree?


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6u5, album, artwork, Bart and Baker, collaborations, compilations, Electro Swing, My Music Poland, Paris, remixes, Venus in Hollywood - posted on February 21, 2012 by

venus in hollywood

We are thrilled to reveal the new artwork for our single ‘Venus In Hollywood,’ available on iTunes (via our own label) and soon to be released (with this cover) by My Music – Poland as the first of the European album licensing deals we have afoot.
Lovely, isn’t it?
Photography by Noémie Reijnen
News item from My Music here (for the Polish speakers amongst you!).
This times nicely with the release of another track from our collaborations project, a dance-floor friendly fidget house remix of ‘Venus’ by Paris-based producer 6u5. This cute video below is a mash-up of burlesque visuals to accompany the remix, painstakingly edited by Deadbug Films (see more of their work on YouTube ‪‬ and Vimeo).
The remix is available as a single via iTunes here. It’s also been included on Wagram Digital’s ‘Electro Swing IV’ compilation by French DJs Bart and Baker, on iTunes and Amazon. And it’s soon to be on their forthcoming release ‘Spirit Of Electro Swing’ (outMarch 19th, 2012).
“Shoobeedoowah” indeed… ♫
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everybody wants to be in love, Italy, kisses, love locks, Rome, Valentine's Day - posted on February 14, 2012 by

love locks.

Happy Valentine’s Day, my dears.

No better time to share this romantic short film by my friends Liberty Smith and Daniel ‘Raz’ Rasmussen of Islands and Rivers, which features our song Everybody Wants To Be In Love.

In a few short minutes it beautifully portrays the modern tradition of ‘love locks,’ a public symbol of unbreakable love popular at the Ponte Milvio in Rome. The locks are currently at risk of removal by the local Roman government, but watching this film you get the sense that even if the padlocks are removed (as they have been at many other sites around the world), the love will remain…

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Love Locks from liberty smith on Vimeo.

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(PS. Islands and Rivers are also responsible for the wonderful nature film ‘Murmation,’ completely different but equally as moving. I urge you to take a moment to watch it, here – you won’t regret it!)
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sweet tooth hiatus dj remix collaboration gavin hammond lomo london black and white film noir fleurtini - posted on February 2, 2012 by

Remix of Walk With Me by Hiatus

Sweet Tooth is delighted to share the first video from our collaborations and remixes project. A full-length film shot, directed and produced by Gavin Hammond, based on our song, Walk With Me. The remix is produced by Brixton-based producer Hiatus and features the haunting vocals of our Fleurtini. Enjoy! Much more to come…


*Track available worldwide on iTunes – here

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sweet tooth london theatre shadows video film clip black and white lomo - posted on January 26, 2012 by

Lomos and videos…



I’ve been busy working on images for our next video, which will be a B&W performance piece for the song, Show Me The Truth. Should start shooting in mid-February. Meanwhile, here are some of the images I’ve been taking. Check out my tumblr blog for more…

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