Jack Ladder’s new video looks like you’ve stayed up too late watching rage. 

Featuring his band The Dreamlanders for the first time, Ladder enlisted the help of director Alex Smith (Coldplay, Peaches, Iggy Pop) to create a video so new it’s old. Smith used vintage TV equipment brought from a church to capture Ladder and his band doing their thing, complete with weird 70s colour saturation, a whole lot of blank space and Ladder’s steely gaze down the barrel of the camera. Check it out above.

Featuring the airy vocals of Sharon Van Etten‘To Keep & To Be Kept’ is the third video from Ladder’s acclaimed album Playmates. With Ladder’s signature baritone, the track mixes swelled synths with a definite country twang; the result is infectious, and sure to by looping lazily about your brain all day.

Ladder and The Dreamlanders have a busy few months ahead of them. In a few weeks, they’re set warm up the stage for Florence + The Machine on the Australian and New Zealand leg of their How Big tour. Following that, they’re off to play their biggest headline tour of the US to date, featuring nine shows across eight cities. If that’s not enough, the band will play several special shows on home turf when they return, including a Melbourne date as part of Friday Nights at the NGV before they premiere ‘Dreamland’ as part of the Sydney Festival in January.

Jack Ladder & The Dreamlanders Tour Dates

FRI JAN 8
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
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SAT JAN 16
Dreamland at Magic Mirrors Spiegletent
Sydney Festival
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