We are pleased to premiere the video for the track ‘Ride’ from Melbourne band INSTYNKT. ‘Ride’ is a powerful guitar-driven track that resonates with a pop sensibility while setting a blistering pace. At heart is the kind of pure rock’n’roll filled with blood sweat and tears that used to form the mainstay of Australian pub rock – the birth place of luminaries like The Angels, Rose Tattoo, INXS and Midnight Oil. ‘Ride’ is a refreshing blast of the same formula updated for our times with an anthemic quality redolent of the Oasis/Madchester era. Singer Charlie Lane elaborates on the sonic canvas INSTYNKT is painting upon:
‘Ride’ is just a song saying “here we come, if you haven’t heard about us yet, you will”. It’s very self inspired and is about believing in and backing yourself with no apologies, which is how it should be if you are passionate about your cause. With that being said, staying humble is important, but you can be both humble and believe in yourself simultaneously.
Ultimately it is a track that swaggers with an attitude: cathartic and expressive – sky high riffs and pounding rhythms supporting impassioned vocals and harmonies.
Working with Andrei Satcau for the creation of the song’s video proved to be a match made in heaven for the band, with the fellow Melbourne creative seamlessly aligning with the band’s ultimate creative vision for their debut music video endeavour. Lane says:
We came across Andrei through another band that we played with called Among The Restless. He’d done a video for them and it looked like the type of thing we were going for so I got in touch and it went from there. He’s a free spirit, and our ideas clicked pretty much exactly the same as each other – so the decision to go with him was easy. It’s our first proper music video that we’ve done so we wanted to have a pretty straightforward showcase that captures who we are.
The video is as direct and unadulterated as the music: a dynamic performance piece on a beach that puts on show the enigmatic presence of the members.
Feature Photograph: Isabella Vassiliou