Premiere: Watch the nostalgia-drenched video for High-tails' latest single, Family Holiday
The band's album tour kicks off this month.
Riding high on waves of comparisons to much-loved acts like The Strokes, The Whitest Boy Alive and LCD Soundsystem, Sydney quartet High-tails' new album A Slight Hi has been rupturously received since its mid-October release. It came after an excellent showing at BIGSOUND and Sydney King Street Crawl earlier in the year, and we now check in with the group marching towards year-end with a bunch of album launch parties coming up. Today we're premiering a new video for one of the album's highlight tracks, Family Holiday, and the visual treatment is pretty perfect for just the song's title alone.
Shot on vintage Sony 8mm handycam at Merry Beach on the NSW South Coast, it'll have you longing for the summer that isn't quite here yet, with frontman Nicholas Griffith saying: "I wrote this song on a cheap keyboard at my mum’s house in Coffs Harbour around Christmas time. There’s a caravan park near her house on the way to the beach, with heaps of noisy kids and lots of stressed-out parents. I walked through there one afternoon and remembered when I was a teenager and my family and I would drive nine hours to stay at a place like this. It had a certain feeling to it - a kind of adventurous longing, between restless sleeps on blown-up mattresses and and bouts of broken thongs. It was always a kind of lonesome experience, because I wasn’t great at making friends and there were lots of other kids around who I didn’t know. Sarah Sykes of Sunscreen and Flowertruck shreds the saxophone on this song. She was great in the studio and smashed the whole thing out in just a couple of takes."
Check it out below, stream their album HERE, and catch 'em live at one of those upcoming album launch shows handily listed down the bottom for you.
Thu 7 Dec - The Foundry, Fortitude Valley w/ Wesley Fuller, Pool Shop & Sleeping Lessons
Fri 8 Dec - Tamworth Hotel, Tamworth
Thu 14 Dec - The Gasometer, Melbourne w/ Wesley Fuller, Moody Beach & Sleeping Lessons
Fri 15 Dec - Marrickville Bowling Club, Marrickville w/ Wesley Fuller, Moody Beach & Sleeping Lessons
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