Premiere: The Paddy Cakes try get what they want in the clip for Yours
After an explosive 2019, the Victorian group are ready to have another big year with their first single, and its video.
The Paddy Cakes are an outfit we've talked about a couple of times over the years, primarily thanks to their break-out 2019 - a year where a string of singles and their debut EP Broken At Best put the Gippsland-based outfit on the Victorian indie-rock map; a home they share with some of the country's most beloved and adored groups. On their debut EP, which we premiered, the group strung together influences in the Arctic Monkeys and The Strokes with their distinct, Australian-tuned twist, bringing old and new sounds together in a way that felt remarkably new - a difficult feat, considering how dense the indie world is over here.
It's something that shines once again on their first single of 2020, too. Taking their learnings from their debut EP to apply themselves in a new era, The Paddy Cakes' new single YOURS opens up a bright future for the regional Victorian outfit, bringing what we've come to love from the group with their debut EP - their obvious influence in brit-pop and indie-rock mainstays; their blistering melodies; their subtle Australian charm - but taking it one step further, opening up a tonne of potential pathways for their future as they dive into new sounds and tease a big year ahead.
"It felt like a breath of fresh air when I first wrote the main structure of YOURS – although, I sort of just let it sit there and was overthinking everything," says the group's frontman Dalton Tripodi on the single, which was produced by close collaborator Dylan Adams (DMA’s / Skeggs / West Thebarton). "It wasn’t until we all jammed it that it became what it is. It was just one of those moments where everything came together so easily, and the guitars and drums really just wrote themselves."
Today, however, we're premiering the single's official video clip, which pairs that high-octane, full-of-energy flavour with a video clip to match, that also goes into a bit of story too. As the group explain, the video clip dives into the lyrical theme of the track, which explores that one person we all know who knows they probably can't - or shouldn't - have something, but they go for it anyway. "YOURS is about someone who always wants what they don’t, can’t, or shouldn’t have, but goes for it anyway," the group say.
"We poorly chose to shoot the film clip on a Sunday without sleep from the night before. Luckily we are legends at jamming our own music."
Dive into the video below, and keep an eye on The Paddy Cakes as they break-out with another big year ahead.
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