Following on from releasing their highly praised psych-rock influenced single ‘Love To Praise You’, Melbourne-based indie-rock trio Postblue have just unveiled the accompanying music video via a collection of lo-fi and retro inspired imagery shot on a Canon 6D DSLR and an old VHS Camera.
Filmed and directed in the suburban streets and scenic countryside of the NSW North Coast and Byron Bay Hinterland by Dominic Sullivan, the clip evokes a classic Australian summer road trip where the protagonist embarks on a journey with no fixed destination; soul searching and looking for solace by aimlessly driving the streets. Along the way he picks up a hitchhiker, who is also on a journey to find herself.
Front man Riley McEvoy explains the inspiration behind the clip –
“We wanted to create a really good vibe with this clip, including imagery that immediately sparks the kind of thoughts and feelings we associate with the track – only good vibes. We rounded up our friends, jumped in the car and drove around shooting for a day – incorporating some tripped-out, whacky effects, using a real VHS along the way which looked hilarious (picture our camera-man looking like a 1980’s TV reporter with a huge VHS camera on his shoulder). It’s a weird and whacky summer day in the hinterland of the NSW North Coast, where we grew up. The clip was shot very DIY on a super low budget, but it came out exactly how we envisioned and are beyond stoked with the result!”
Since its release ‘Love To Praise You’, has been widely embraced by the likes of triple j, worldwide blogs and Spotify via their Local Noise playlist. They also recently completed two launch shows in Byron Bay and Melbourne, which were strongly attended.
Postblue are currently working on new material and plan to release another single before the year’s end lifted from a forthcoming EP (due early 2017).