Australian trio Skegss has released a new singled entitled “Wake Up.” The track was produced produced by Catherine Marks (PJ Harvey, The Killers), now available via Loma Vista Recordings. The track, accompanied by a Jamieson Kerr-directed video was shot at the South Golden Beach and the Byron Bay Hinterland. highlighting its various influences—comedians like Dave Chapelle and Michael Cera, the aging-loner-living-in-a-desert film Lucky, and more. Featuring bandmates Ben Reed (vocals, guitar), Toby Cregan (bass), and Jonny Lani (drums), the video finds Skegss digging for treasure across various terrains.
“This song is about waking up to yourself instead of having excuses for things because you’re worried it could cause more harm. It’s okay to do things for yourself—you’re allowed to change your mind and not let anyone make you feel bad about it,” explains Reed. “The shovels in the video represent everyone carrying invisible shovels in real life. You can dig yourself into holes and you can dig yourself out of holes. Sometimes you need a bit of help getting out.”
2019 saw Skegss sign with Loma Vista Recordings and play their biggest U.S. shows ever, including a sold-out show at LA’s El Rey Theatre. The band also ascended from club gigs to nearly 6,000 capacity venues in Australia, in addition to making stops at the Yours and Owls Festival and Good Things Festival.