Premiere: BUGS share a tongue-in-cheek new clip for Something's Bound To Go Bad
The lovable Brisbane pop-rock trio continue to become an Australian favourite, with a new album on the way.
After cutting it up across the Brisbane live music circuit throughout the past few years, the rest of Australia is finally catching onto BUGS - and it's so damn good to see. Within the last twelve months particularly, the pop-rock trio have blossomed into an Australian favourite, taking out triple j Unearthed's competition to play Falls Festival last year while supporting acts including WAAX, Cloud Nothings and Alex Lahey in the time since. They've also doubled-down in the recorded format to prove that they're a group with guts not just on the live stage, with a new EP Social Slump and a ripping run of singles since then solidifying their forthcoming second album - due later this year - to be one of Australia's most anticipated and exciting.
The most recent of these singles came in Something's Bound To Go Bad, a quirky three-minutes-thirty of catchy pop-punk which, as vocalist Connor Brooker explains, talks of a broken relationship and its gradual falling out. "I wrote this song after an intimate relationship had broken down," he says. "I was crushed in the period following as I hadn’t seen it coming at all, but slowly as time passed and my emotions stabilised, I could view the whole situation much more rationally." It arrived as the third lead for Self Help - their upcoming album, which is out September 20 - and with a tour with Australian rock legends Grinspoon on the cards for the months ahead (as well as Wollongong institution Yours & Owls Festival), today marks the arrival of a tongue-in-cheek visual accompaniment to the single.
Largely filmed amongst the Toowong house in which the single was recorded, Something's Bound To Go Bad's video clip is a light-hearted take of some of the single's lyrical themes in a way, which we'll leave Connor to explain once again: "We brainstormed the concept for the video after band practice on the back deck at Brock’s studio one evening, we all wanted it to be a lighthearted representation of a personal crisis - something that depicted the turmoil and emotion the song has charged into it," he says. "The videographer Matisse is someone we have known and wanted to work with for years, as she has such a unique creative eye, so it was great watching her direct with authority and vision. We needed a protagonist willing to shave his head too and our good friend Dan put his hand up in a totally legendary sacrifice. The day filming was so fun, we’re all really proud of how it turned out!"
Check out the clip and their upcoming tour dates below:
Tour Dates (with Grinspoon):
Friday, 11th October 2019 – Metropolis, Fremantle, WA
Saturday, 12th October 2019 – Metro City, Perth, WA
Tuesday 15th October - The Forum Melbourne
Wednesday, 16th October 2019 – The Forum, Melbourne, VIC *SOLD OUT
Friday, 18th October 2019 – UC Refectory, Canberra, ACT
Saturday 19th October - Waves, Wollongong
Wednesday, 23rd October 2019 – The Odeon Theatre, Hobart, TAS *SOLD OUT
Saturday, 26th October 2019 – The Entertainment Centre Theatre, Adelaide, SA
Thursday, 31st October 2019 – Waves, Wollongong, NSW *SOLD OUT
Friday, 1st November 2019 – Entertainment Centre, Newcastle, NSW
Saturday, 2nd November 2019 – Hordern Pavillion, Sydney, NSW
Thursday, 7th November 2019 – The Star Broadbeach, Gold Coast, QLD
Friday, 8th November 2019 – The Fortitude Music Hall, Brisbane, QLD
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