Nicholas Allbrook gives us the next installment from his debut album released last month, the brand new video for ‘Did I Just Arrive Here..?’.
Created by director James Spinks who says:
‘I guess with the track, I split it up into four parts, and made a visual expression for each part. The first bit is whacky and has a really space-age // cyber-city // electric-neon kind of feel, especially with Nick's warped vocals and those robotic synth chords - so that's how I got the futuristic buildings and the stars and the hover board. Then the song gets super triumphant with this epic rolling guitar lick, so I had to give the character cool goggles and make him reach triumphant speeds. Then it goes a bit sinister, with the random drumming - hence the meteors drumming on the see-through tunnel. Then, finally, the song reaches its own epiphany and floats off into a drifty space warp, hence the drifting into space - loss of board, loss of bearings, then... CUT, song over. I was looking at a lot of Royal Robertson's space drawings for inspiration. I wanted to give the video-clip that same sort of scrappily-made feel, but for it to still dazzle, as does Allbrook himself!’
Nick has also just been announced on the following Ariel Pink shows:
Tuesday Jan 27 / Oxford Arts Factory / Sydney, NSW
Thursday Jan 29 / The Bakery / Perth, WA
“Ganough, Wallis and Fatuna” is out now
Gunns are a five-piece dream of pop, Garage and surf rock from the sleepy seaside city of Fremantle in Western Australia.
The brainchild of guitarist Clinton Oliver (The Growl, HAMJAM), Gunns began in 2011 as a bedroom recording project. Before too long, he joined with Jennifer Aslett (Hootenanny), Michael Jelinek (Felicity Groom, The Silents), Hamish Rahn (HAMJAM, The Chemist) and James Ireland (HAMJAM, The Growl) Gunns are the newest addition to the Spinning Top family.
Clint says: ‘The Fool was written about 3 years ago. Demoed several times but never really sounding complete until the addition of synthesizer in 2014. The song was re-recorded in the bedroom where it came to life. The song has a simple message...."be real, be honest, be yourself". Don't let fame change you as a person. This song is the result of a long time friend that changed as his success grew. Needless to say I don't call him a friend any longer, I call him a fool.’
Gunns will be touring nationally throughout November with San Cisco, and will also be performing with The Preatures and HAMJAM in Perth during December. See full list of dates and venues below:
Sat 08 Nov - Ezra Pound, Northbridge WA - WAM Festival
Sat 15 Nov - Mojo’s, Fremantle WA (18+) - with San Cisco
Sun 16 Nov - Mojo’s, Fremantle WA (U18) - with San Cisco
Thu 20 Nov - Fowlers, Adelaide SA (All Ages) - with San Cisco
Fri 21 Nov - The Zoo, Brisbane QLD - with San Cisco
Sat 22 Nov - Alhambra, Brisbane QLD (U18) - with San Cisco
Sun 23 Nov - The Northern, Byron Bay NSW (18+) - with San Cisco
Thu 27 Nov - The Metro, Sydney NSW (AA) - with San Cisco
Fri 28 Nov - The Small Ballroom, Newcastle NSW - with San Cisco
Sat 29 Nov - Corner Hotel, Melbourne VIC - with San Cisco
Sun 30 Nov - Corner Hotel, Melbourne VIC (U18) - with San Cisco
Sat 06 Dec - Metropolis, Fremantle WA - with The Preatures
Sat 13 Dec - Mojo’s, Fremantle WA - with HAMJAM
Time for POND to smash out a brand new track!
The video for 'Elvis' Flaming Star' is below.
6th album 'Man It Feels Like Space Again' is out Jan 23 (AUS) / Jan 26 (UK) / Jan 27 (US).
Pre-order here: http://po.st/PONDManiTunes
Felicity's sophomore album 'Hungry Sky' is out now.
Featuring backing from Andrew Ryan, Mike Jelinek and Steve Summerlin, and cameos from Tame Impala’s Kevin Parker, Jay Watson and Julian Barbagallo.