Credit: Ben O'Connor
Words: Sam Geary
The catchy, guitar pop number 'Make Time 4 Love' is the new single from Australian teen trio The Goon Sax, which is taken from their forthcoming album 'We're Not Talking', out September 14 via Wichita Recordings.
Coming up with the concept of the video for the track - which was directed by Ryan Daniel Browne with animation from Alex Brimblecombe - the band's Louis Forster says they "were influenced most strongly by Die Abenteuer Des Prinzen Achmed by Lotte Reiniger and Carl Koch and A Nap és a Hold elrablása by Sándor Reisenbüchler. Those definitely were very important references regarding the whole feeling of the video and got us all pretty excited on animation. The covers of 'Tilt' and 'The Drift' by Scott Walker were another critical clue for us, and Riley actually bought a copy of 'Tilt' on tour which we listened to and it got us in the right head space. The video takes place in three worlds: wicked, regular, and a third removed fantasy."
"We had a lot of fun shooting, ended up just fitting it in at the end of our America tour back in June. Seeing all that desert around L.A was pretty amazing, we just wanted time to go there so we wrote to Ryan who made the video a couple of days before shooting and he drove us out and took some shots, the song was playing from the car but it was so windy we couldn't really hear it even at full volume."
Having toured Europe with Frankie Cosmos and played a sold-out show at London's Sebright Arms in May, The Goon Sax return to the UK in September and October, with shows in Glasgow, Leeds and Birmingham plus a London show at The Garage on October 16.
UK live dates
17 Hug & Pint, Glasgow
18 Headrow House, Leeds
20 Hare & Hounds, Birmingham
16 The Garage, London
(More dates to be announced soon)