Photo by Katherine Rooke
“There’s something about this that makes me want to just push that little bit harder against the patriarchy.” – 4/5 stars
Bridie Tanner – triple j Unearthed (AUS)
“Charged bursts of captivating alt-rock-meets-punk-pop that sits in-line with long-time influences from Sonic Youth and Savages.”
Following on the release of their debut EP ‘Defence Mechanisms’, Sydney based alternative-rock quartet Second Idol have just revealed the accompanying video clip for the EP’s focus track Out Of Time – filmed by Cam Davies, directed and edited by band member Maxine Gillon.
Shot at Good Loco in Marrickville, the clip depicts the band performing the song against a white back drop, with grainy VHS effects creating a 90’s aesthetic. Featuring quick transitions and a range of filming techniques, the music video’s candidness faultlessly matches the song’s production and emotion.
Photo by Kevin Tran
Gillon and lead singer Kate Olivia talk about the meaning behind Out Of Time:
“We wanted to create a performance-based clip that borrows from the aesthetic and energy of Nine Inch Nails March of the Pigs. The idea was to present the liminal space of the band as a live entity. Given the reputation we’ve garnished as a compelling live act, we wanted to document the energy that exists between us on stage and put that at the forefront of our presentation as a band.”
To support the release, Second Idol will be touring the East-Coast of Australia, performing at Chippo Hotel in Sydney, The Tote in Melbourne, Dicey’s Saturdays in Wollongong, and Sideway in Canberra.
Singles from ‘Defence Mechanisms’ have been widely embraced by Australian radio stations triple j, triple j Unearthed, FBi, The Faction, Edge Radio, 2SER, 2XX FM, RTR FM, 4ZZZ, SYN FM and WXRY Unsigned (USA). The band have also seen immense online praise from Pilerats, Milky, Out Now Magazine (IRL), The Underground Stage, Australian Music Scene, Temporary Dreamer, Something You Said, AAA Backstage and The Music.
Debut EP ‘Defence Mechanisms’ is available worldwide now
SAT 19 JUN | CHIPPO HOTEL, SYDNEY NSW
FRI 9 JUL | THE TOTE, MELBOURNE VIC
SAT 31 JUL | DICEY’S SATURDAYS, WOLLONGONG NSW
SUN 1 AUG | SIDEWAY, CANBERRA ACT
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