Following the release of their latest infectious single, ‘
BEACH PANIC!, the colourful and contagious music outfit featuring Tom and Dan from beloved post-hardcore group Belle Haven, are an act entrenched in DIY ethos. Every piece of BEACH PANIC! content is produced solely in-house – from their recordings, press shots, film clips, album art, stage backdrops and beyond.
The new video for ‘Lover Boy’ is no exception, with the band producing the entire clip themselves.
According to BEACH PANIC!, half of the ‘Lover Boy’ video was shot and edited from their home garage / studio, with the other half shot in offsite locations.
“We pushed the limits of what can be done with a bit of imagination for the ‘Lover Boy’ clip. Shot and edited from start to finish in only a few days, half the shoot was done in our share house’s garage/studio with a DIY studio set up, comprising of some fabric off cuts, a studio light and a few clamps.
Shooting in guerrilla style, the second half of the clip had us starring in some of our favourite outdoor settings, with some fabulous hand-painted outfits by our very own artist Tequila Sunrise.
We also used some re-purposed and painted op shop furniture that took a dip with us in the Warrandyte river. Just out of frame, we had an audience of around 100 people enjoying a nice summer day by the water. We also found time to pop into our local roller skating rink to carve it up in our fabulous matching outfits.”
A track that tugs firmly on your heartstrings, ‘Lover Boy’ is an unadulterated genre mashup that launches with ‘50s inspired doo-wop vocal stylings and explodes into a punk-rock wave rider, replete with Supergrass-esque harmonies and a splash of punchy post-hardcore guitars thanks to the band’s Belle Haven origins.
The ever-prolific musicians, BEACH PANIC! are currently working away on a new EP, slated for release in the first half of 2020. But for now, give ‘Lover Boy’ a hearty spin.