There’s a breezy lilt to the single ‘Old Mind Of Mine’ from Brisbane indie folk outfit Full Power Happy Hour that pervades the jaunty new video we are very pleased to premiere today.
‘Old Mind Of Mine’ is a jangling and effervescent track filled with an air of languid sunshine and idyllicism. The video exudes a bucolic carefree bliss – capturing a strong and close relationship amongst the band as they amble through the countryside. The track itself has that low-fi lyrical and melodic quality associated with fellow contemporary Queenslanders The Double Happiness, with strong genetic links to local legends like The Go-Betweens.
Of the shooting of the video, the band says:
We spent a day doing exactly what this track is about, getting out of the city and traipsing through nature on Turrbal land in Samford. Loop Growers were kind enough to let us frolic through their sunflower fields and veggie patch, and we treated some families to an impromptu concert as they were fishing on Lake Samsonvale. Okay, maybe they weren’t having as much fun as we were, but we really loved putting this together and hope you feel like you’ve had a bit of an escape watching it too.
It captures the essence of an Australian summer – a pastoral delight full of evocative images and a carefree life. You can almost hear the buzz of cicadas and the breeze in the softly swaying gumtrees.
After what seems like an eternity trapped in isolation and claustrophobia, this video is a wonderful taste of freedom and cathartic joy.
Full Power Happy Hour’s self titled album is available on CD, vinyl and digitally through Coolin’ By Sound/Redeye Worldwide on Friday, 19 March, 2021. You can pre-order here or through the link below.
The band is on tour to launch the album over the coming weeks, details below:
Friday, 19 March – The Eastern, Ballarat w/ Apex Bloom + Meraki Minds. More Info
Saturday, 20 March – The Old Bar, Melbourne w/ Girlatones + The Tropes More Info
Tickets $15 at the door
Thursday, 1 April – Lefty’s, Brisbane w/ Camping + The Double Happiness. More Info
Tickets $15 + booking fee
Sunday, 11 April – Sonic Sherpa, Brisbane FREE. All ages in store.
Feature Photograph: Marnie Vaughn