Georgia-based band Nuclear Tourism have shared the trippy visuals for Cut Your Hair, the latest single lifted from the band’s self-titled sophomore album.
Nuclear Tourism have shared the official music video for their latest single Cut Your Hair. Equal parts 20-something love song and garage banger, the track revives a long-missed era of Y2K rock, complete with interlocking guitars and a shout-along chorus.
Spanning the reaches of rock, Cut Your Hair flits seamlessly between punkish energy and surfy fuzz-rock, anchoring its expansive sound around lovelorn lyrical storytelling.
“If it’s cool I’m gonna stick with you,” Nuclear Tourism vocalist Parker Allen sings, “‘cause you know what I’m going through.” Allen’s melodic angst, punctuated by infectious vocal adlibs, are heightened by the efforts of his bandmates, as drummer Brennan Murphy provides an ever-catchy percussive throughline.
Elsewhere, Cut Your Hair makes use of screechy bass and rhythmic guitar courtesy of twin-brother bandmates Nate and Graham Beveridge. After slowing down the proceedings for a summery and beach-ready mid-song reprieve, Nuclear Tourism reintroduce thunderous instrumentation towards Cut Your Hair’s final moments, with sparse lyrics spotlighting the band’s collective talents.
Cut Your Hair is accompanied by an official music video, which sees each bandmate thrash out their respective sections amid a visual collage of saturated tones and retro haircuts. Staying true to their free-wheeling spirit, the clip includes shots of the self-described stoner band smoking cigarettes from their nose and donning lamp shades as hats, interspersed with Allen’s fish-eye camera performance.
Cut Your Hair follows No Never! and Computer Wife as the latest single lifted from Nuclear Tourism’s self-titled sophomore album. Much like the ransom lettering on its cover, Nuclear Tourism stitches together a variety of sounds for the band’s most diverse effort yet, compiling everything from the reggae groove of Mary to the guitar pop stylings of Whatcha.
“Part of me was a little sceptical coming into this record with all these different genres,” Allen said of Nuclear Tourism in a press statement. “It’s not quite as surfy as our first record, but it’s still got some splash to it.” The self-titled album serves as a follow-up to Nuclear Tourism’s 2018 debut Scraping By.
Watch the new music video for Nuclear Tourism’s latest single Cut Your Hair above, and scroll down to listen to their new self-titled album.