The Dig share a new video for their cover of The Kinks' "People Take Pictures of Each Other" 25 September 2017
The Dig have teamed up with animator James Kerr (aka Scorpion Dagger) to create the incredible new video for their cover of 'People Take Pictures of Each Other' by The Kinks.
"The best songs tend to feel current in any age. They seem to only get stronger and more relevant as time goes by. The Kinks released People Take Pictures Of Each Other about 50 years ago, but the line "people take pictures of each other, just to prove that they really existed," sounds like it could have been written as a commentary on pop culture in 2017. The idea that if it isn't on social media, it didn't happen. Ray Davies is the master at writing about this kind of serious subject matter while making it feel playful and lighthearted at the same time. He's singing, "don't show me no more please," as if the nostalgia is killing him. Meanwhile, what sounds like an eastern European folk-dance band is stirring up a rip-roaring hoot underneath. This same mix of humor and serious craftsmanship is what drew us to James Kerr's stuff. Everything he makes is really funny, but you sense that he's diving into some pretty intense subject matter at the same time. Taking a stroll through The Kinks Are The Village Green Preservation Society recently and hearing this song come on, we were amazed at how current it sounds and felt inspired to create our own version. We wanted it to feel like an extension of some of the sounds and vibes we were experimenting with on Bloodshot Tokyo, while staying true to the fun and dance-y aspects of the original." — The Dig
Watch the full video on Youtube below, and stream/buy the song on all platforms here.
Grapell premiere 'Heartbreaker' via Consequence of Sound 19 September 2017
Grapell have shared 'Heartbreaker' — a "sweet guitar ode" off their upcoming debut album — exclusively on Consequence of Sound, where they've also given a bit of insight behind the track's inspiration (spoiler alert: Ryan Adams). The band's first full-length release Crier will be out everywhere on 11/3 and is now available for pre-order on the Roll Call Records store, as well as through the band's Bandcamp.
Stream 'Heartbreaker' below or via Consequence of Sound, and pick it up on whatever platform your heart desires this Friday.
High Tropics return with 'Better Days' 18 September 2017
Australia's High Tropics are back with their anthemic new single, 'Better Days'. According to Scenestr, the track can best be described as "a mash of The Growlers psych groove and the aching-rock of The Vines". 'Better Days' follows the release of '15 Years' from earlier this summer, High Tropic's first single following frontman Josh Stewart's previous project, The Ninjas.
Aussie friends — you can catch the band live next month in Brisbane on 10/28 at Boundary Hotel.