Following the release of the third single ‘Gunslinger Love’ from her forthcoming sophomore album ‘Standing on the Fringe of Rooms’, Australian-born singer-songwriter Leah Chynoweth-Tidy (Kissing the Flint – ‘to create a spark’) recently brought the track to vibrant life on screen with the release of the official music video on her Youtube channel.
A riff-laden blues-rock epic, ‘Gunslinger Love’ powers up with all guns blazing and thunders into the ultimate star-crossed love showdown between the sexes. The video for the track was filmed in several locations where Queenslander Leah is now based in her father’s native Scotland.
“One of our film locations was the Coach and Horses Inn, Dumfries, with a rich history and one of our favourite places to play,” says Leah. “This centuries-old pub has plenty of character and great vibes thanks to genuine live music lovers who support local muso’s here regularly. We put out the call for acting extras to have some fun in our bar-room scenes and we all had a great day filming the action. Everyone got into the spirit by dressing up and hamming it up and you can see that playfulness in the scenes. It all ended up as a kind of steampunk-infused Westworld meets Star Wars cantina filled with quirky characters,” she grins.
Gunfight scenes were captured at historic Hazlefield House, home to Kissing The Flint’s UK guitarist (and Gunslinger in the video) Adrian Grogan. Kissing The Flint rehearse regularly in one of the original old outbuildings, now set up as a live band room and recording studio. Legend has it that Mary Queen of Scots spent her final night at Hazlefield before leaving Scotland, never to return.
Outdoor scenes were filmed on the Southern Upland Way among the atmospheric ruins of Kilhern, a group of tumble-down stone farm buildings surrounded by ancient neolithic and bronze age remnants. Leah and bass-player husband Ken moonlight as tour guides and volunteer rangers on the Way, which is Scotland’s longest coast-to-coast walking route. Kilhern is one of their favourite locations and they were keen to capture it in some of the Gunslinger scenes. The filming day was their most challenging, with all of the camera gear and costume box having to be carried in by backpack and out again.
Recorded with Dave Beacon at High Lion Studio in Queensland and mastered by Grammy-award nominated Ben Findlay in the UK, ‘Gunslinger Love’ is the third single to be lifted from Kissing The Flint’s forthcoming album Standing On The Fringe of Rooms. The album is due for release in February 2024 during Kissing the Flint’s long awaited Australian tour, which will be Leah’s first time back on home soil in over 3 years.