Ooberfuse Spread Valentine Love In A Hopeless Place
Electronica band Ooberfuse release single 'One Reality'
For their new single One Reality. London band ooberfuse have joined forces with typhoon survivors living on the shoreline where the deadliest ever typhoon struck land; venturing between Tacloban, Philippines and London, United Kingdom.
Watch One Reality, released 9th February 2015 here: http://youtu.be/V4cp_0EPUAc
Although many from the frontline fishing village that were fortunate enough to survive the natural disaster in 2013 have fled in search of safer dwellings, others have defiantly remained behind.
Cherrie, front-woman of the band, says “In Tacloban town, we were told that 2 of the ships brought in-land by the unprecedented storm surge in November 2013 were still intact. Out of curiosity we drove out of town in search of the beached ships, surviving remnants of typhoon Haiyan that, thanks to the various media reports, have come to symbolise the devastation. We were surprised to find that although many died in the typhoon or had fled nevertheless there was still a small community living a traditional life-style on the shoreline. When we asked if they would like to take part in our music video they jumped at the prospect.”
Hal St John from the band adds: “Because my clothes and shoes were totally drenched following the signal 2 typhoon from the day before I was not really appropriately dressed for a video shoot. Wearing only flip-flops, I was besieged by swarms of red ants who, enraged that I had disturbed their nest, decided to gnaw angrily on my feet. Nothing however could distract from the overwhelming warmth and joy in the children and adults who crowded in to be part of the shoot. Some fishermen took us out in their narrow bamboo fishing boat to film their makeshift houses from the sea. One of them pointed to a tall coconut tree on the edge of the narrow gravel beach and said the wave reached the treetop. The only reason his house survived was because a huge Japanese freight-liner, now 100 yards from his front door, broke the full force of the wave as it was propelled inland by the force of the surge.”
Ooberfuse wish to spread the love this Valentines day, not only with those closest to us, but also to those who need it most
Notes to Editors
Typhoon Haiyan, known in the Philippines as Typhoon Yolanda, was one of the strongest tropical cyclones ever recorded, which devastated portions of Southeast Asia, particularly the Philippines, on 8th November 2013.It is the deadliest Philippine typhoon on record, killing at least 6,300 people in that country alone. Haiyan is also the strongest storm recorded at landfall, and unofficially the strongest typhoon ever recorded in terms of wind speed. According to UN officials, about 11 million people have been affected – many have been left homeless. As of January 2014, bodies were still being found.
Ooberfuse are an electronica band from Woolwich, London – Hal and Cherrie, joined with producer Roland Faber. The band has played as a warm up act to the Pope in front of a live audience of 2 million, performed in the House of Lords and count Boy George as a fan. They have received support from many influential quarters including BBC Introducing’s Tom Robinson, Ministry of Sound's Sister Bliss, Paul Oakenfold etc.