Video Of The Week #85: The Goon Sax - Make Time 4 Love

Video Of The Week #85: The Goon Sax – Make Time 4 Love

‘Make Time 4 Love’ is the new single from Australian teen trio The Goon Sax, taken from their forthcoming album We’re Not Talking, due out on Wichita on 14th September.

Make Time 4 Love’ is irrepressible, vocals tumble forth with a restless, conflicted yet insidious quality, according to the band it’s ‘about learning to live with yourself and accepting that everyone’s impulses seem irrational to someone else. It’s also about realising that love is at odds with the rest of your life and admitting defeat. head hung.’ Underscored by a jerky rhythm that’s laced with strings, brass and even cowbell, it’ rattles with an effervescence that’s utterly unstoppable with echoes of early Talking Heads or Orange Juice cone to mind. The video for the track is directed by Ryan Daniel Browne.

Louis Forster from the band said of the song and video;
 ‘We were listening to a lot of ESG and Liquid Liquid around that time so the song ended up kind of dancy! All the melody to this song was just really funny to me. We laughed a lot, particularly when writing the part for the chorus but then the words were very earnest because there was a lot going on that I couldn’t really push aside to write about something else. “I’m gonna see my baby And it make me feel moody” would probably have done the trick.

The video: James was bitten by the dog, luckily not rabid! Aside from that we had a lot of fun shooting, ended up just fitting it in at the end of our America tour back in June. Seeing all that desert around L.A was pretty amazing, we just wanted time to go there so we wrote to Ryan who made the video a couple of days before shooting and he drove us out and took some shots, the song was playing from the car but it was so windy we couldn’t really hear it even at full volume. 

Coming up with the concept for the video we were influenced most strongly by Die Abenteuer Des Prinzen Achmed by Lotte Reiniger and Carl Koch and A Nap és a Hold elrablása by Sándor Reisenbüchler. Those definitely were very important references regarding the whole feeling of the video and got us all pretty excited on animation. The covers of Tilt and The Drift by Scott Walker were another critical clue for us, and Riley actually bought a copy of Tilt on tour which we listened to and it got us in the right head space. The video takes place in three worlds: wicked, regular, and a third removed fantasy.’

Autumn tour dates:

17th September – Hug & Pint, Glasgow UK
18th September – Headrow House, Leeds UK
20th September – Hare & Hounds, Birmingham UK
9th October – L’usine à Musiques, Toulouse FR
11th October – Pole Etudiant, Nantes FR
12th October – Point Ephémère, Paris FR
16th October – The Garage, London UK

(More dates to be announced soon)

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