Off The Cuff Recording: The Most Serene Republic

Our second Off The Cuff session comes from amazing Canadian band The Most Serene Republic:

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We arrived at Whelans last Wednesday just in time to catch the band's sound check and have a bit of a wander around to look for somewhere nice to shoot. It transpired that Whelans' recent renovations had also covered the backstage area, and hidden up on the third floor was a great little room full of old leather couches and tucked away from the noise of downstairs.

Having decided to play around with the idea of two cameras, we set up a laptop in the corner to record a wide shot on it's web-cam. This would come in handy, as catching all the members of the band in one shot would be tough, even though we were without Keyboardist Ryan & Drummer Tony.

Sound check finished, TMSR made themselves comfortable upstairs- happy with what they considered to be the best sound on the tour so far. After warming up, and cracking open a bottle of Jameson, the band proceeded to give us three spellbinding performances, covering material old and new.

2/a (above) is a performance of Anhoi Polloi, from the spectacular Tour EP Phages.

2/b (below) is a performance of Present of Future End, from TMSR's excellent new album Population:

Part 3 to follow.

An interview with The Most Serene Republic taken during the Off The Cuff session will also be published here soon.

Click to visit The Most Serene Republic on myspace

Big big thanks to Lena Obara, Patrick Guay & Dylan Nolan for all their help.

More videos on the main Off The Cuff Recordings page.

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