Today, we’re thrilled to be premiering the second single from Last Leaves‘ upcoming debut record Other Towns Than Ours. The track is called ‘The Hinterland’ and it plays host to a nostalgic, reflective atmosphere. The sunny guitar tones, the colloquial vocal drawl and the upbeat nature of the track melt together to create a song which perfectly captures the energy of a late sunset, and a hot summers night.
There is a rawness to the track tonally, a warm, smoky feeling which makes it seem as though the band is playing in the room with you as you listen – humble production techniques allows the musicality of the piece to shine.
The accompanying film clip, crafted by none other than Melbourne darling Geoffrey O’Connor, embraces the same moody and nostalgic tones of the track, with countryside loneliness creeping to the narrative’s forefront. Filmed in a amongst the sweeping, peaceful natural beauty of the Dandenong Ranges, the video captures the haunting vastness of the Victorian landscape superbly. Beautifully shot and produced, the video serves to compliment the track, while also standing as its own piece of art. It stars Shannon Dowling of Melbourne band Spit as the main character.
A 7″ vinyl of ‘The Hinterland’ is available, and features the b-side ‘Nora Creina‘. You can grab your copy here, and check out the video below.
Catch Last Leaves on tour.
Fri, Nov 10 – Sydney – Petersham Bowling Club w/ Sachet + Black Springs
Other Towns Than Ours is due out on October 20 via Lost And Lonesome (Aus) and Matinée Recordings (US).