The brand new video for Big Scary’s song “Organism” is out today. Co-directed by Shaun Garland (St Kilda Film Festival award winner for Big Scary “Twin Rivers”) and Tom Iansek, the single-shot clip works to create a mood rather than a narrative. Iansek, who appears to have taken cues from Nick Cave and Christopher Walken, works the camera and the dance floor, joined by a pair of space-chic retro gals and drummer Jo Syme in a custom made gold-sequined track-suit.
It took a 29-member crew and the Fitzroy Town Hall, in the band’s hometown of Melbourne, to realise Iansek’s vision. Inspired by LCD Soundsystem’s “All My Friends” and a number of Cave clips, the resulting music video gives nods to Fatboy Slim’s “Weapon of Choice” in vibe and style.
Punctuating the sexy, neo-noir atmosphere already showcased in the single “Organism”, the clip is a validation not only to Iansek’s vision across all creative fields, but to the evolution of Big Scary, whose sonic discography has developed with the tastes of Syme and Iansek over the years through folk, garage, trip-hop and dance.
The pair have been spending a great deal of their time working on new material for their upcoming album, and are currently putting the finishing touches on what is set to be another forward-thinking album from the acclaimed duo. Big Scary are currently touring the U.S. on a headlining tour. The pair will continue to tour throughout the end of the year to Europe and the U.K with Courtney Barnett.
BIG SCARY TOUR DATES
Sep 9 – Doug Fir Lounge – Portland, OR
Sep 11 – Brick & Mortar Music Hall – San Francisco, CA
Sep 12 – The Lyric Theatre – Los Angeles, CA
Sep 18 – Stubbs JR – Austin, TX
Sep 19 – The Foundry – Dallas, TX
Sep 20 – Hi Tone Cafe – Memphis, TN
Sep 23 – The Pygmalion Festival – Urbana, IL
Sep 25 – Midpoint Music Festival – Cincinnati, OH
Sep26 – The Drake Hotel – Toronto, ON
Sep 30 – Le Divan Orange – Montreal, QC
Oct 1 – Café 939 at Berklee- Boston, MA
Oct 2 – Mercury Lounge – New York, NY
Nov 20 – Technikum – Munich, DE **
Nov 21 – Huxleys – Berlin, DE **
Nov 23 – Stollwerk – Cologne, DE **
Nov 25 – The Forum – London, UK ** – SOLD OUT
Nov 26 – The Forum – London, UK **
Nov 27 – Wulfun Hall – Wolverhampton, UK **
Nov 30 – The Ritz – Manchester, UK **
Dec 1 – O2 Academy – Liverpool, UK **
Dec 2 – ABC – Glasgow, UK **
Dec 4 – Academy – Bristol, UK **
Dec 5 – Gaite Lyrique – Paris, France **
Dec 7 – Hoxton Bar & Kitchen – London, UK
Dec 8 – The Lexington – London, UK
** with Courtney Barnett