Indie88 Video Premiere: The Elwins’ “Show Me How To Move”

It's a dad dance party!

What happens when the funniest kids get together to form a rock band? Well, as it turns out, you get The Elwins.

This Keswick, Ontario band has been making huge waves with their modern indie-dance pop tunes since the release of Play For Keeps last February. With melodies so infectiously catchy you’ll actually catch a cold, it’s impossible not to get up and dance while listening to their tunes.

The Elwins’ current single “Show Me How To Move” is no exception — which is why their new music video is so darn fitting. Because what’s really the ultimate test of catchy songs? How well dads dance to it.

Yes, that’s correct, dads. Dancing dads.

As vocalist / guitar player Matthew Sweeney explained, “everything I know how to do I learned from dads (and moms). We love dads and dad dancing and were so excited to be able to include some of the most important dads in our life in the video.” That’s why this video centers around one dad who comes home from a long day at work and dances his troubles away. Sounds familiar does’t it?

With an big influence from Tim & Eric Awesome Show Great Job! the film’s directors Adrien Vieni and Zach Rose were posed with the task of making a video that was equal parts funny and aesthetically pleasing. “At the end of the day though, it was really our lead, Drew that made the video what it is- It wouldn’t have worked without him. The charisma he brought to the role was perfect, and we couldn’t have asked for a better dad,” they explained.

Watch the video in the player above. We dare you not to move.

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Nov 10, 2015 Calgary, AB @ Commonwealth %
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Nov 12, 2015 Kelowna, BC @ Habitat %
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Nov 15, 2015 Nanaimo, BC @ Queens
Nov 17, 2015 Red Deer, AB @ Bo’s
Nov 19, 2015 Regina, SK @ The Owl
Nov 20, 2015 Winnipeg, MB @ Good Will
Nov 21, 2015 Thunder Bay, ON @ Foundry
Nov 25, 2015 Hamilton, ON @ Casbah #
Nov 26, 2015 Toronto, ON @ Great Hall #
Nov 27, 2015 Collingwood, ON @ Casbah #
Nov 28, 2015 St. Catherines, ON @ Detour #
Nov 29, 2015 Newmarket, ON @ Tequila 185 #
Dec 1, 2015 Guelph, ON @ Ebar #
Dec 2, 2015 London, ON @ Call The Office #
Dec 3, 2015 Montreal, QC @ La Vitrola #
Dec 4, 2015 Cornwall, ON @ Lola’s Pub #
Dec 5, 2015 Ottawa, ON @ House Of Targ #
Dec 6, 2015 Quebec City, QC @ Le Cercle #
Dec 8, 2015 Charlottetown, PEI @ Babas
Dec 9, 2015 Fredericton, NB @ Capital
Dec 10, 2015 Moncton, NB @ Tide and Boar
Dec 11, 2015 Halifax, NS @ Seahorse
Dec 12, 2015 Saint John, NB @ Peppers Pub
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