Dream pop exponents Salarymen are continuing with a brilliant run of releases with their new single ‘Second Sight’, another anthemic slice of pie with its euphoric melodies and sky-scraping choruses. The duo say of the track:
This track is essentially about having a good bullshit radar – seeing through the social climbers and the manipulators. It’s an essential skill everyone has to learn, but especially musicians navigating an unforgiving industry. Sometimes you need to learn the hard way, so you can dodge a bullet in the future.
The band have a knack for delivering cinematic and enthralling tracks that positively sparkle. Underpinned by ethereal synths and a driving beat, this reminds me a little of The Killers with its soaring instrumentation but ultimately Salarymen have an unique pop sensibility that is immersive and that shimmers like the stars in the firmament.
The accompanying video features nostalgia-inducing handicam footage from their recent shows in Tokyo and Osaka, combined with a raft of playful shots back home in Sydney, directed by long-time collaborator Todd Stephen Logan.
‘Second Sight’ is out now and available to download and stream here.
Following an appearance at the inaugural Sydney SXSW, you can catch Salarymen on tour – details below and more information here.
SAT 4 NOV | Wild For Wilderness Festival, Glenworth Valley
FRI 17 NOV | Marrickville Bowlo, Sydney
w/ Elliott Road + Ellen & The Ooroos
FRI 24 NOV | The Rails, Byron Bay
w/ Mt Nadir + Doris
SAT 25 NOV | The Brightside, Brisbane
w/ Bean Magazine, Mt Nadir, Doris, Nujrah & Mr Finn
SAT 30 DEC | Lost Paradise Festival, Glenworth Valley
Feature Photograph: Tom Wilkinson