“As powerful as it is mesmerising, both the song and video from Grids & Dots are a masterclass in arresting content, and truly set them apart as one of the most exciting bands to watch on the Aussie music scene.” – Tonedeaf
“Sydney trio Grids & Dots make the kind of melodic shoegaze that has a lush, dreamy warmth to it while remaining dynamic and exciting, never getting lost down a rabbit hole of reverb.” – Music Feeds
“Gorgeous feel to this track – like it’s been kept in a locked treasure box in your big sister’s room since 1995. This band knows what it’s doing.” – Triple J Unearthed, Dave Ruby Howe
“You have that peaceful and shimmering sound and the dual vocals work nicely.” – Triple J, Declan Byrne
“For fans of dream-pop acts like Beach House and Real Estate, Grids & Dots is certain to scratch a similar itch. There’s just something comforting and warm about their sound, like watching a summer sunset.” – Louder Than War
As the countdown to the ‘What Happens To Friendships’ nears its end this month, Sydney’s Grids & Dots have continued to paint a picture of its final form with the release of some new visuals.
The music videos for EP tracks Suzy Says and Dishes & Days – both out now – are inviting and charming and stand strong in representing the nature of the band and their music. The release of these music videos come off the back of Grids & Dots’ latest single drop, City Skies, which has served as the perfect opener for this, the band’s newest chapter
In making Suzy Says, Grids & Dots worked with Datu Bethke and Zhiran Zhou of Oakville Films under the direction of photographer, Tara Johnson, in bringing the video to life. Filming at a number of locations including Sydney’s Centennial Park, the Suther Shire Recreational Centre, Randwick Laundromat, Royal National Park and at Oakville Films HQ in Willoughby, the video brings strong elements of nostalgia to screen beautifully.
“The music video of Suzy Says is based on an old friend of Daniel‘s that once lived in the Blue Mountains. “There was nothing in the downtown that’s as beautiful as a blue mountains skyline..” she used to say.“
“We took the idea of this relationship and created a sweet encounter between two strangers. One, a hopeful who is constantly escaping reality and daydreaming about his muse after their haphazard encounter, meanwhile ‘Suzy‘ is just lost in her own thoughts and wistful ways. Or is it he that’s dreaming of her being lost in thoughts? A dreamer dreaming about another dreamer?”
For the Dishes & Days music video, the action took place closer to home – literally – with filming going down at band members’ Carmen and Daniel’s apartment, as well as throughout Marrickville and Caramel Sounds Studios.
Incorporating this narrative with live gig footage of Grids & Dots at Rozelle’s Bridge Hotel, director Benjamin Ling captured the energy of Dishes & Days with flair.
“We wanted Dishes and Days to be a video journal – showing a snippet of our lives. We live and often rehearse in beautifully diminished Marrickville and we tried to capture and meld the mood of the song with home movie-like shots of our daily activities rehearsing all the time, dinner and art nights with friends, playing gigs and just wandering the streets. Trying to capture a dreamy essence of the song and interpret our lives into that with a hand held camera.”
The ‘What Happens To Friendships’ EP is released Friday, March 26th.
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