Monday Records are excited to announce the release of an emotive yet wholly realist video clip for Spookyland‘s latest single The Silly Fucking Thing. Premiering yesterday via TheMusic.com.au, the clip tells the story of two star crossed lovers, subtly capturing the divide between different regions of suburban Sydney.
Rory Pearson, who has directed music videos for Seekae and Chancellor lent his creative mind to the clip, eloquently capturing both the instrumentally and emotionally moving aspects of Spooky’s work. The clip stars a raccoon eyed Marcus Gordon, a symbolically colourful bowl froot loops and up and coming local actors Rahel Abdulrahman and Brielle Flynn. Our boy has a lot to live up to after this Spookyland video as a debut!
Since dropping The Silly Fucking Thing on May 2nd, the single reached an impressive 8000 Soundcloud plays in 10 days, a feature on Indie Shuffle and rotation on Unearthed Digital radio following a four star review from Triple J’s Rosie Beaton.
Sydneysiders will also be able to catch Spookyland’s premiere live show at FBi Social on Friday the 13th of June, supported by chill-folk artist Atlas B Salvesen and The Tambourine Girls – the solo project from Simon Relf (Deep Sea Arcade).
Spookyland is the cacophonous creation of star-crossed Sydney dweller, Marcus Gordon. The studio debut single, The Silly Fucking Thing explores the frontman’s paranormal ability for story telling, akin to Bob Dylan paired with the volatility of Nick Cave.
Melancholic harmonica bounces off guitar reverb to build tension that is only escalated by the brazen vocals of the 22-year old, producing a track that we dare you not to be moved by. His enigmatic stylings come to life in his poignant live delivery with four-piece band.
The EP, due out later this year traverses genres. Dark blues blend with country whilst an underlying textured pop sensibility keeps these ear worms wriggling around long after you’ve pulled off your headphones.