Lobster romance is the most beautiful kind of romance, especially when soundtracked by the raw, vicious sounds of Sydney’s Zeahorse.
Zeahorse, don’t seem to care what anyone thinks. They’re self-professed producers of ‘noisy guitar music’, a style which, with its thick drum beats, ravenous guitar sounds and raw vocals seems to be at the complete opposite end of the spectrum to anything you hear on mainstream radio. But that’s just the way Zeahorse roll.
Being rambunctiously different is their style it’s an aesthetic that they’ve gotten down to a fine art, as proved in spades in their fantastic new video for Draino.
When your video clip stars two guys in lobster costumes, it’s probably going to be a colourful continuation of your individualistic style. Among the suburban adventures that the two lobsters embark upon in the clip are a game of frisbee using a copy of the band’s debut record, eating a bouquet of flowers on the toilet and drinking cheap booze (not Draino) on the beach.
Draino is a clip that, with its charming home production value and surrealist-inspired weirdness, radiates every ounce of the band’s wild aesthetic.
Zeahorse’s sound is given an extra layer of darkness through the inclusion of both a bass guitar and a baritone guitar, which is then bolstered by lumbering drum work. In a way though, the clip’s upbeat attitude is completely at odds with their dark, rich sonic textures.
The humour is hardly surprising, considering that Zeahorse list comedians Bill Hicks and Mitch Hedburg as among their influences. But the contrast between their intense music and light-hearted antics works in the band’s favour, further supporting their ‘anything goes’ mantra.
If you’re intrigued enough by this clip to be hooked on Zeahorse, the band have a quite a bit in the pipeline for you to look forward to. They’ve got a record scheduled for a November release and a string of tour dates to match.
The band will be bringing their unique brand of doom-laden rock to most of the capital cities, as well as a handful of regional venues. Catch them here:
Saturday Nov 26 – Riverfest, Moruya
Friday Dec 2 – Old Bar, Melbourne
Saturday Dec 3 – The Eastern, Ballarat
Friday Dec 9 – Factory Floor, Sydney
Saturday Dec 10 – Black Bear, Brisbane
Friday Jan 13 – Rad Bar, Wollongong
Saturday Jan 14 – Phoenix, Canberra
Friday Feb 17 – Crown & Anchor, Adelaide
Saturday Feb 18 – The Bris, Hobart