Last month we premiered the glorious jingle jangle pop of Restless Leg‘s ‘The World’s A Room’: an archetypal antipodean indie rock classic with its lilting melodies and indelible refrain. Now the band has put some vision to the sound and released a charming video featuring the band performing in the interior of a crumbling mansion – a fitting analogy for the themes of the song about the strictures of COVID lockdown.
Ancient clocks, dust-covered windows with filtered light and the walls cracked with the movement of time: it’s a beautifully shot portraiture of the band trapped in the vast high-ceilinged brown-tinged mists of time:
It’s a suitably evocative capture of an evocative song.
The video is directed by Darren Cross – a musician in his own right from Gerling and Jep and Dep, the latter which features Jessica, another musician we have covered in Backseat Mafia. It’s a small world.
‘The World’s A Room’ is available though the link below and through all the usual download/streaming sites from 27 April 2021. It follows the release of the single ‘The Wheel It Turns’ earlier this year, reviewed by Backseat Mafia. On the basis of these two sparkling delights, the release of the new album ‘Dream Buffet’ on 11 June 2021 cannot come too soon.
Restless Leg have also announced news of a tour of the East Coast of Australia to launch the album:
Sat 12th – The Servo, Port Kembla NSW – with guests Dropping Honey and Birdsville
Sat 19th – Sonic Sherpa Records, Greenslopes QLD (3pm instore)
Sat 19th – Can You Keep A Secret? Woolloongabba QLD – with guests Full Power Happy Hour (5-7pm)
Fri 25th – The Factory Floor, Marrickville NSW – with guests The Electorate and Knievel
Fri 13th – The Brass Monkey, Cronulla NSW – with guests Froggy Prinze and Looch Lewis & The Press Gangsters
Sat 21st – Nighthawks, Collingwood VIC – with guests Minibikes and The Barebones