I loved Tyne-James Organ‘s single ‘Sunday Suit’ – finding it to have a frenetic racing pace that is energising and buoyant. Organ’s mellifluous tones somehow combine a silk softness with after effects of gargling whiskey and pebbles. It is classic indie pop at its best, and has been further augmented by a brilliant video.
Organ throws out some very cool moves in the clip that hints at more than a little sense of self deprecating humour. Dressed in a super beige suit with a hint of some seventies star (Leif Garrett anyone?), he bursts into a coordinated dance routine that reminds me of that surreal dance by Oscar Isaac in Ex Machina.
Organ says of the video:
This video was always going to feature a lot of dancing. The song itself is all about letting go and healing through dance, so when it came to deciding where to take things visually I knew there was only one option. On a fair Sydney morning, I joined choreographer Cassandra Merwood and Simon Morehead on his rooftop, blasted the track and we started dancing and the concept was born. We filmed the video the day Sunday Suit was released and the album was announced. At 8:00am… I am not a morning person so the struggle was real, haha. But we got right into it. I was so lucky to have my band and best mates feature in this one too. I’ve loved all the clips I’ve made with Simon and Jack to date but this one feels very special.
It’s energising, exuberant and a whole lot of fun to watch. A double joy given the track itself is so damned good.
Organ has built up an impressive CV in the build up to the release of his debut album. He has shared stages with The Lumineers, Jake Bugg, Middle Kids, and Lime Cordiale to name a few, and several sold out national headline tours in minutes. In addition, he has performed at some of Australia’s biggest festivals including Splendour in the Grass, Falls, Party in the Paddock, Yours and Owls and Fairgrounds.
‘Sunday Suit’ comes off Organ’s new album, ‘Necessary Evil’, due out on 21 May 2021 and was recorded in the NSW hinterland during COVID isolation. with longtime creative partner Chris Collins (Middle Kids, Skegss). The single is out now and available along with pre-orders for the album here.
Feature photograph: Jack Shepherd