Having spent the past number of years as the lead guitarist for Sydney band Borneo, Harry Glassborow has now decided to step out on his own. Self-described as an “analogue yet slightly digitized/sexualised space cowboy from a futuristic past,” Glassborow makes Western-tinged, idiosyncratic indie-pop-rock gems.
Today, he has unveiled the surreal new video for his debut single Cat Traps. We’re not really sure what’s going on in this clip, but it’s incredible, and we’re stoked to be premiering it for you today.
“Some things are just better misunderstood“: Sydney artist Harry Glassborow has unveiled the surreal new video for his debut solo track Cat Traps.
Directed by Tom Pearce, the new video features Glassborow cruising around the wilderness in an old-school Chrysler wagon like some 1970’s country music crooner. After encountering one fellow human and a series of anthropomorphic animals, shit gets a little crazy. By its conclusion, the clip will leave you feeling like you’ve accidentally stumbled through the forest with a head full of acid.
“Making this video was a lot of fun, the air had a devilish winter’s bite to it so nipples were quite visible under jumpers and shirts,” Glassborow says of the clip.
“Tom actually thought he saw a wild deer but it just turned out to be an old handkerchief, the whole film crew agreed that there were a lot of trees in that forest.”
Since releasing Cat Traps as a single last year, Glassborow has unveiled a string of three new singles. Titled Part Rabbit, Brown Bread, and 100% Fun, the three tracks have further developed his strange brand of groove-laden indie-rock.
These are still early days for Harry Glassborow on his endeavours as a solo musician, but judging by everything we’ve heard so far, I think we can safely expect plenty more quality tunes. For now watch the new video for Cat Traps above, and listen to his three latest singles here.
If you want to catch Harry live, he’ll be launching the new clip at The Cricketers Arms in Surry Hills on Friday, February 8th. More info here.