The end of April may be nearing, but there is no shortage of diamond in the rough tunes emerging from Melbourne at the moment. The latest is a dreamy yet subtly addictive video for Slum Sociable’s ‘Anyway’, which was released earlier this year.
Slum Sociable are a new duo from Mordialloc (Melbourne) with but a single track to their name. The Line of Best Fit premiered the mysterious duo’s debut single “Anyway” back in January as their Song of the Day, which became something of an overnight hit.
‘Anyway’ begins with glitchy, lilting harp samples that wash over the top of the understated hip hop beat. Subdued sub-basslines and faraway swooning pop vocals ensure a unique sound which only thickens in texture as the song progresses. Chorale-style vocals drenched in reverb evoke the sound and ambience of an old church, which perfectly matches the mood of the video.
Directed and produced by Danny Cohen (Mac DeMarco, Chela, Washington), the video for ‘Anyway’ floats along with the track, supplementing the dreamy mentality and at the same time cementing the audiovisual relationship of film and sound. Cohen’s work continues to unashamedly push boundaries, but in this instance the focus is aesthetic rather than shock value. Cloth-cloaked figures in pastel hues dance around a water fountain in an abstract yet endearing manner – although the connection to the mood of the music may not be immediately evident, it will undoubtedly soon be on high rotation in your collection.
Slum Sociable made their live performance debut at this year’s Sugar Mountain festival and are pleased to announce an upcoming Australian national tour with #1 Dads in July. Slum Sociable’s debut EP release will be announced soon, but in the meantime you can check out their Facebook page here or for more info on tour dates and tickets go to their website here.