I don’t know about you but I’m loving these DIY videos bands are putting out these days. Made on shoddy two dollar shop budgets, full of nonsensical goings on and seemingly filmed with potatoes, what’s not to love about them?
Moses Gunn Collective continue the recent tradition of whacky DIY clips in Back into the Womb. Done on the cheap, but with lots of love. And tinsel, lots of tinsel!
I mean seriously, who could forget Doctopus’ adorable underwater adventure with the happy animals, Jeremy Neale’s many home movie making exploits with his mates, and Pond’s Elvis’ Flaming Star shenanigans filmed on their iPhones? All of these clips are made by artists and bands that wear slackerdom on their sleeves, don’t take themselves too seriously and have a good dose of larrikinism going on. A behind-the-scenes look into an artist or band, these DIY videos reveal their true colours, often being that they ever so charmingly give less fucks than the rest.
Joining the DIY video ranks and showing that they too know how to have a laugh is Brissy psychedelic supergroup Moses Gunn Collective. With members from Orphans Orphans, The Belligerents, Furrs, Morning Harvey and The Family Jordan, the collective is a melting pot of warped ideas. Birthing a tacky home video for their upcoming debut album’s lead single Back into the Womb, these kids have well and truly raised the cheap and cheerful bar.
Conceived by The Creases‘ Joe Agius, as the name suggests, their latest video takes us back to where it all began. Perhaps inspired by some of last week’s Eurovision kitsch, Moses Gunn glamify the womb with glitter and tinsel, and turn it into a disco-themed baby shower. Donning sassy sequins and sparkly body paint, the five-piece enter the childbearing space through the front door and awkward synchronised dance moves, duckfaces and disco vibes ensue.
Put together on a shoestring budget, they made the spandex costumes all by themselves and filmed the clip in their living room. On the idea behind the video, the band said that, “The idea was to create a micro-universe, a glitter-laden womb in which we could dance around and laugh and play”. As the song sheds layers of cosmic guitar riffs, shimmery synths and falsetto choruses, the glitter-laden womb is dazzled with dancing, laughing and playing, as promised. A twisted psychedelic tune complete with a twisted video shows us that this band probably don’t take themselves too seriously and, warped ideas aside, this makes them all the more likeable.
Set to release their debut album Mercy Mountain later this year, Back into the Womb is a sneaky peek into the zany universe we will most likely explore. Like the DIY home moviemakers before them, their latest tacky though charming clip holds the cheap and cheerful flag high, which makes me think that this is the first of many nonsensical videos we’ll see from this band.
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