The Babe Rainbow are thee guys from Rainbow Bay in Queensland. Lara wrote about their sun-bleached, sunny, 60’s revival pop last November after stumbling upon their video to Love Forever. The clip is a blissful meltdown of kaleidoscopic visuals interjected with the lads frolicking in the neon green pastures of rural Queensland… or maybe it’s right at the tip of NSW. Needless to say, it won us over.
Since then, the boys have kept busy playing a series of shows around Queensland, as well as an East Coast tour in Feb. They had a stint at the first ever Panama festival in Tassie in March, which I heard nothing but good things about. Actually, their set was described by Something You Said as “they emerged from the forest slightly dazed, as though they’d first wandered into the thicket on a whim one afternoon in 1964 and spent the consequent five decades happily and obliviously nibbling berries, marveling at the foliage and plucking sitar strings together in an ageless soap bubble”. How they manage to totally pull of the berry-eating, forest dwelling aesthetic in 2014, without looking naff, is beyond me. I’m in awe.
The sun-beaten forest dwellers that are The Babe Rainbow have just released their clip to Evolution 1964, and it’s yours for the viewing for the first time right here.
Speaking of 1964, guess what? The Babe Rainbow have released their second clip to the aptly titled track Evolution 1964. Guess what else? We’re proud to premiere it, right here, right now. Completely self-produced and made, the lads have done a deadset tight job. I don’t know what kind of lenses were used, but the entire thing is awash in tangerine and it literally looks like something straight out of the golden era of music. Sounding like The Beatles making sweet love to The Kinks, in a tin shack, planted on the fertile lands of the Northern Rivers of NSW, The Babe Rainbow have delivered the goods. Enjoy!
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