DUCKBOI Reveals Bonkers DIY Clip For ‘Going to the Beach’


“The lo-fi production and distorted vocals, a bassline which steers the ship, and instrumental shifts during the course of this two-minute song are a great vehicle for the simple lyrics. It’s a craftily assembled song, no doubt about it.”The AU Review

“It’s a surf pop jam except the water is purple, the sky is yellow and there’s no fins so we’re spinning outta control on every wave.”Declan Byrne – triple j

“Damn retro rock vibes! This would sound epic live; I’d be getting around it! Keeping it cool with the lyrics and I’m riding the wave the instruments!”Tom Forrest – triple j Unearthed


Following on from the release of his critically praised single Going to the Beach, Wollongong-based surf-rock artist Duckboi has just revealed his idiosyncratic accompanying video clip – shot and edited by Zac Olsen.

Filmed across both Warilla Beach and Killalea Beach on the South Coast of NSW, the video sees Duckboi as a typical beach gromit, taking a psychedelic surf trip, as a confused beachgoer looks on. Partnering flawlessly with the DIY and lo-fi aesthetics of the track, the clip is an amusing rollercoaster, taking inspiration from the likes The Chats and Hockey Dad.

Duckboi talks about the process behind the clip:

“We used both hi-fi equipment and camcorders, really wanted to convey a few different feelings from filmmakers such as Wes Anderson, whilst remaining in a DIY, lo-fi, kinda of ‘dodgy and not well done’ aesthetic. Also, can’t see it in the video but I cut my foot open when sprinting into the ocean after falling off surfboard. We all burnt very heavily on that day. Blood sweat but no tears.”


Since release, the track has been embraced by Australian community radio stations FBi RadioRTR FM2XX FM4ZZZ and 3RRR. It’s also been supported by blogs The AU ReviewThe SoundcheckSurviving the Golden Age (USA), AAA BackstageSomething You SaidThe Australian Music Scene and Milky

Taking cues from luminaries Tame ImpalaMac Demarco and Skegss, Jack soon formed the projects live lineup which includes Zac Olsen (Synthesizers and Vocals), Connor Daly (Lead Guitar), Nicolas Serray (Bass) and Kieran Parker (Drums). Duckboi will perform at Marrickville’s Factory Theatre with Safety First in March to coincide with the release.

Going to the Beach is available worldwide now


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GOING TO THE BEACH LAUNCH SHOW

SUN 14 MAR | FACTORY THEATRE, MARRICKVILLE NSW
FRI 19 MAR | BEACHES HOTEL, THIRROUL NSW


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