At the tail end of October I joined Disco Damage for the filming of their new music video, the delightfully named "Cocktail Cunt." The director was Mikey Williamson.
Channeling his inner-chav, actor Jamie Robertson donned a shell-suit, a naff red cap and a tasteless pair of white trainers. During the course of filming he sloshed back pints of lager, screamed at a non-existant TV and abused a slot machine. Meanwhile, the regulars of Camden's Grafton Arms kept a safe, if perplexed, distance.
Later Kristin Neely joined Laura Fares for the electro-duo's cameo. Their performance involved much tutting and disapproving looks, which they delivered with uncanny ease.
By the end of the day Jamie was wasted - he had been downing lagers and shots from the bar all afternoon. Every take, another swig. The shoot had at times taken on the life of a drinking game, but then again, authenticity does require dedication...