After dropping their latest single Makeup just over three weeks ago, Melbourne five-piece Creature Fear have backed it up with an exuberant video. It’s a perfect side dish to the infectious new tune.
Makeup is the band’s most confident release to date, honing a ’60s tinged garage rock sound in a slick indie format, and the video is no less charming.
Creature Fear wanna wear Makeup and that’s just what they do in the new video for their rose-coloured, ’60s inspired single.
Dressed all in grey and devoid of any makeup at all, the verses see the bandmates partaking in drab suburban scenes, arranged in a kind of procession line. Singer/guitarist Cameron Graham addresses the camera, whilst the other bandmates remain somber, until the end of each phrase when they suddenly join in with an energy foreshadowing what’s to come.
When the chorus hits, that energy comes to fruition, as the bandmates move around unencumbered. Dancing before an orange backdrop, dressed in paisley and makeup-laden, they aptly profess the song’s catchphrase: “I wanna wear makeup.”
Directed by Amy Pollock and Tim Williams, the video only cements Makeup as a rebel yell, a confident breaking free of suppression. It’s a statement, but it’s a positive one. There’s a euphoria in this freedom.
The frenetic energy of the video reflects the spirit of the band, who have made a name for themselves with their impressive live performances, supporting the likes of Killing Heidi, Ball Park Music, Kingswood, Tired Lion, The Delta Riggs, and Boo Seeka.
They’re currently taking Makeup on the road, with dates still in Melbourne and Geelong this weekend, so be sure to head along and check them out. Head here for tickets and more info.
Fri October 11th – The Catfish, Melbourne
Sat October 12th – Workers Club, Geelong