‘Strange Situation’, the recent track by Dopamine, is a warm and fuzzy, driving track that has a low-fi charm and a riff as mountainous and compelling as the Dandenong Ranges. There is a Mancunian swagger to the track with its melodic choruses, chugging guitars and wry lyrics. It really is a sparkling gem which has been given added lustre with the fittingly low key bleached-out home recording video that we are very pleased to premiere today on Backseat Mafia.
The video filmed, directed and edited by Harvey Jones, has a beguiling seventies super 8 style – a shaky, blurred perfomance piece that highlights the charm of the band: complete with bright, blinding Queensland sunshine and parks with dappled trees and a bucolic charm – strangely contrasted by the visceral lyrics eviscerating a protagonist. Lead singer Finlay Miller says of the video:
Harley shot the whole video on his super 8 camera. He just followed us around and filmed us while we were hanging out. There is no storyline – we just wanted to keep it as authentic as possible, so the idea was to just hang out and capture what we were doing.
The sound and vision is a perfect marriage: an indie pop delight filmed with simple and evocative images:
‘Strange Situation’ is out now and available through all the usual source, including the link below: