Co-directed by Shaun Garland (St Kilda Film Festival award winner for Big Scary “Twin Rivers”) and Tom Iansek, the single-shot clip for Big Scary’s newest offering “Organism” works to create a mood rather than a narrative. Iansek, who cuts an image between Nick Cave and Christopher Walken, works the camera and the dance floor, joined by a pair of space-chic retro dancers and Jo Syme in a custom made gold-sequined track-suit.
It took a 29 member crew and the Fitzroy Town Hall, in the band’s home town of Melbourne, to realise this vision of Iansek’s, who was inspired by LCD Soundsystem’s “All My Friends”, and a number of Cave clips.
Punctuating the sexy, neo-noir atmosphere already showcased in the single “Organism”, the clip is a validation not only of Iansek’s originality across multiple creative fields, but to the evolution of Big Scary, whose sonic palette has developed, along with the tastes of Syme and Iansek over the years through folk, garage, trip-hop and now hints of something else.
Big Scary have spent focused time working on new material for their upcoming album, and are currently putting the finishing touches on what is set to be another forward-thinking journey into one of the most inventive and challenging pop acts in recent years.