Irish singer songwriter Pete Gardiner’s new single, ‘Pretty Smiles’, is accompanied by a cinematic video, which has been inspired by 50s Film Noir. Released via NUA Entertainment, the video reflects Pete’s love for retro, and was shot in a 1920s bar in Manchester, by award-winning director, Alex Taylor.
The video tells the story of a young bartender who falls in love with a ghost, and showcases Pete’s acting and dancing skills in what’s his first professional shooting experience.
‘Pretty Smiles’ is taken from Pete’s forthcoming debut album produced by Mercury Prize winner Tommy McLaughlin from Villagers. The album is due for release later this year and mixed by hitmaker Ash Howes – who worked on singles for Ellie Goulding, Kylie Minogue and Dido.
Pete will be performing an acoustic set tonight at The Bedroom Bar, Shoreditch. See here for further details. He will also be performing a full set at Paper Dress Vintage, again in Shoreditch, on 12th September. For more information check their website.
Essentially Pop is pleased to announce a competition in conjunction with Pete’s new video! We have two t-shirts, one black and one white, featuring some of Pete’s lyrics, as well as a signed poster inspired by the video. To win, simply email us on firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject title, “Pete Gardiner Pretty Smiles Competition”, before 5pm 12 September. The winner will be chosen at random and notified by email.