Sydney’s Flickertail have released the music video for their single, Back of My Mind, lifted from their upcoming 5-track debut EP, Hurry Up and Wait, out 16 March via Golden Robot Records and available for pre-order now.
Filmed by Jack Barratt and directed by Jonny Goldrick, Back of My Mind was written in the midst of reading James Joyce’s Dubliners with one of the lyric lines lifted directly from one of his stories and as they’ve said, if anyone finds it, the guys will buy them a pint at one of their upcoming shows.
You can check out the video here:
Their new EP, Hurry Up and Wait could be called a concept style record: through screaming Les Pauls and thunderous drums, it tells the story of four dashing young men with no money having a bloody great time watching Braveheart, sinking tins and getting thoroughly excited about EPL highlights. It’s also a rough collection of love stories, but that’s much less fun to talk about.
In the studio, the boys landed Steve Balbi and Tony Wall, the latter of which has worked with just about everyone from Olivia Newton-John to KISS. Naturally, as lifelong devotees of honest, in-your-face guitar rock, they were beyond thrilled to record the next “Xanadu”.
Everything the band love about music is on this record. There’s guitar lines like Thin Lizzy, AC/DC boogie, bits of Slade stomp, rich vocal harmonies, Beatlesy melodies, and make-a-cinderblock-cry sincerity. It’s raucous love songs, played loud and honest with no autotune or sampling in earshot.
Let There Be Love
Green Eyed Girl
Back Of My Mind
Pre-order/Listen to ‘Hurry Up And Wait’ here: http://smarturl.it/Get-Flickertail-HUAW
Liam Whelan – Lead Vocals/Lead and Rhythm Guitar, Jonny Goldrick – Lead and Rhythm Guitar, Matt O’Callaghan – Bass, Marcus Fraser – Drums/Vocals