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Makeshift Parachutes’ new single The Hole is psych-pop listening bliss

Since forming in 2013, Auckland-based four-piece Makeshift Parachutes have carved out a unique space for themselves in the world of psychedelia. Their music is the kind of woozy psych that’ll leave you with no concept of gravity—it’ll float around your head, before landing in the depths of your bones, leaving you with a wonderful feeling of disorientation.

With the release of their latest single The Hole, the band have further refined their sounds, further establishing themselves as a band to watch. If you’re not yet familiar with these guys, this new single is the perfect introduction.

On their new video for The Hole, Auckland-via-Texas four-piece Makeshift Parachutes present a hallucinatory slice of psych-pop insanity.

Throughout the new track, Makeshift Parachutes glide through a hallucinatory blend of psych rock, disco, and indie pop to craft a sound uniquely their own. With layers of lush instrumentation, cascading synth lines, and dreamy vocal hooks, The Hole will blanket you wholly. The song is like a sprawling sonic universe, and once you enter, you’ll never want to leave.

The new single arrives alongside a cinematic, and slightly unnerving, new music video that sits perfectly alongside its cinematic sounds. With stunning videography, the clip follows a man as he tires of his mundane daily life, choosing to escape to a world of balloons. The video is gloriously insane and, much like the song itself, completely captivating.

The Hole is the latest in a string of consistently great releases from Makeshift Parachutes, and judging by the quality of everything we’ve heard so far, I think we can safely expect plenty more quality tunes.

For now, do yourself a favour and watch the new video for The Hole above.