Melbourne indie rockers Oh Mercy have released a video for their new single ‘Sandy‘, taken from the band’s forthcoming album due for release later this year.
Rising Sydney film-maker Roma D’Arrietta directed the clip, which casts frontman Alexander Gow as a mourner who summons the dead for one last Kate Bush-inspired boogie.
D’Arrietta says she wanted to transform a funeral into a surreal celebration. “The loose narrative stems around our hero Alex who, through his sorrow and music, is able to awaken the beautiful Sandy from the dead into a pastel dreamscape inspired by the likes of Kate Bush and David Lynch,” she said.
Overall, the clip is a dreamy exploration into juxtapositions, especially those that tread the line between happiness and sorrow, through a pastel lens.
The band are also going on a mini single tour in Sydney and Melbourne to promote the track.
‘Sandy’ is available digitally now and to pre-order as a limited edition white vinyl 7″. The single also features a second unreleased album track, ‘Iron Cross‘. Pre-order here.
OH MERCY TOUR DATES:
(with special guests PEARLS)
Wednesday, April 22
Newtown Social Club, Sydney
Saturday April 25