Premiere: Scott & Charlene’s Wedding share the clip for Back In The Corner
Arriving ahead of a handful of shows - including a performance at Meredith - the new video also comes with the release of a new EP this Friday.
If you're yet to be acquainted with Melbourne-based outfit Scott & Charlene's Wedding and their name doesn't entice you (they're named after the band's Craig Dermody's mother's favourite daytime soap opera), then would the fact that they're quickly becoming a go-to name of the Melbourne indie-rock underground be enough to draw you in? Since initially releasing their debut album Para Vista Social Club in 2010, the outfit have consistently built themselves a name as a leader in craftful, jangly indie-rock and the many side-steps this sound may take; something that's held true as they've released album, after album, after album (their last, Mid Thirties Single Scene, arrived back in 2016 via Bedroom Suck Records).
Now, however, as we hit the tail-end of 2019, the group are remerging once again. After appearing on the Meredith Music Festival lineup a few weeks back, they shared their first song in three years - Back In The Corner - two weeks ago, alongside a handful of tour dates (including a return to their initial hometown, Adelaide, for somewhat of a homecoming dance) and news of a forthcoming EP titled When in Rome, Carpe Diem, set to arrive this Friday via Bedroom Suck and Remote Control Records once again.
The full EP promises "songs full of frank and honest observations about everyday life" and by the sounds of it, Back In The Corner is a delightful tease of what to expect: Jangly guitar melodies shimmering a hazy nostalgia for 90s shoegaze, with Craig Dermody's knack for high-tier songwriting and storytelling at the forefront, just like it has been since Scott & Charlene's Wedding's existence.
The full EP is out this Friday, but we're teasing it with the video clip for Back In The Corner today. Worked on by Dermody alongside Ryan Kenny and Scott O'Hara, the clip is a message of pushing on and persevering, reinforcing the single's themes, as Dermody explains: "Back In The Corner isn’t really a boxing reference. I wrote it after seeing a friend who does it pretty rough asking for coins at the supermarket - one day I saw him all puffed up and smiling in the corner near the shops - he nodded and laughed and we chatted and it got me going," he says. "I had just come out of this awful time but today was a little better - maybe...I’m back in the Corner? Maybe it’s time to heal? Sometimes it’s hell you know. So when you got those good days - let your hair down, tell your friend they are No 1."
Dive into the clip below, find their forthcoming tour dates underneath that, and stay tuned for their forthcoming EP's arrival this Friday.
Saturday, December 7 - The Grace Emily Hotel, Adelaide w/ Fair Maiden & Purr
Sunday, December 8 - The Port Admiral Hotel, Port Adelaide w/ Fair Maiden & Purr
Saturday, December 14 - Meredith Supernatural Amphitheatre
Sunday, December 22 - Bedroom Suck Records 10th B'day Bash @ Thornbury Bowls Club (w/ Jaala, Lower Plenty, Cyanide Thornton + more)
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