Nat Vazer shares Twin Peaks inspired DIY video for ‘Higher Places’ + East Coast album launch shows

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Nat Vazer shares Twin Peaks inspired DIY video for 'Higher Places' + East Coast album launch shows
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Nat Vazer shares Twin Peaks inspired DIY video for ‘Higher Places’ + East Coast album launch shows

“A powerful record which has seen the support community radio around the country, whether it be by a playlist add or a feature album, Vazer has undoubtedly created one of the year’s most immersive releases.” – Tyler Jenke, Rolling Stone Australia

Following the highly anticipated release of her debut album Is This Offensive And Loud? Melbourne artist Nat Vazer is thrilled to finally be able to announce a run of East Coast album launch shows over the next month. The intimate live performer will be hitting up Melbourne’s Small Time, Beer Mash and Rocksteady Records as well as heading up the coast for a pair of shows at Wollongong’s Music Farmers and Brisbane’s Jet Black Cat. To celebrate the exciting news, Nat is gifting fans with another dreamy video clip, this time for her latest focus single ‘Higher Places’.

“The clip was filmed at Manorism studios which used to be a theatre in the 1940s and 50s. We wanted to capture the essence of a past-time for this video so I thought the studio would suit that, and it was also pretty versatile which was handy for all the different scenes. We filmed the clip over a 9 hour day but most of that time was actually spent on constructing the set, playing around with different ideas and working out the lighting situ.

There’s this theme of otherworldliness and play with light and dark which has been very much influenced by David Lynch’s ‘Twin Peaks’. But the idea of the smokey haze, the silhouettes and having an old phone and TV on set is also taken from the neo-noir film ‘Lost Highway’ which is a classic Lynch film.

As we were in isolation, the filming was a slow process with only two of us. We also had a limited budget so all our props were secondhand and picked up from Facebook Marketplace and hard rubbish. It was a very DIY approach – we used zip ties, a metal rod and cut up fabric to make curtains.” – Nat Vazer

“The film clip was recorded during isolation. So we had a small budget, limited resources and we also had to build our own set. We had to try and create a vast, ethereal landscape and create many locations using one studio space. To achieve that, we had to dress up the set in different ways. We threw in extra lighting and borrowed a smoke machine from friends at Lulie Tavern in Abbotsford. They told us we had to get our own ‘rave juice’. We didn’t know what that was so we went and got regular smoke machine juice from a local music shop.” – Benjamin Joel

Praise has already been pouring in for Vazer’s debut album released 29 May via Hotel Motel Records, garnering acclaim both at home and abroad from online publications, national broadcasters and community radio stations throughout the country, and selling out her first vinyl pressing in days. Do not miss your chance to catch Nat Vazer present songs from her stunning debut Is This Offensive And Loud?

Nat Vazer East Coast Album Launch Shows
Thursday 18 June – Leaps and Bounds Festival – Records and Refreshments

Airing on Rockhopper Records’ Youtube Channel and Facebook Page
FREE – Donations welcome and split between performing artists

Saturday 20 June – Small Time, Brunswick
Live-streamed to Facebook and cross-posted between Small Time & Nat Vazer
Free + tickets via Eventbrite – Donations welcome – 100% proceeds to Nat Vazer

Thursday 2 July – Music Farmers
Live streamed via Instagram @musicfarmers from 7:30pm

Wednesday 8 July – Jet Black Cat
Live streamed via Instagram @jetblackcatmusic from 7.30pm

Friday 10 July – Rocksteady Records
Live stream on Rocksteady’s Instagram @rocksteadyrecords
Full band show

‘Higher Places’ video filmed, directed and edited by Benjamin Joel and Nat Vazer

Is This Offensive And Loud? is out now via Hotel Motel Records
Bandcamp / Spotify / iTunes / Apple Music

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