Adelaide’s West Thebarton Brothel Party give you the video for “Red Or White” – their fast, rough, intense, and undeniable first single for 2016 (available via iTunes and Bandcamp through Clarity Records). Filmed, directed and edited by Lewis Brideson, the clip is a perfect accompaniment to the frantic track. Brideson explains the story behind the video:
“Between scratching away at that wall of monotonous to-dos and stepping into your head to tear it down, the film clip for ‘Red or White’ walks a line somewhere between the sane and insane. It’s the trap for a twenty-something reflecting on the drab and dreary. It’s oozing red and relentless rhythm cuts, chopped through the squalor of a writhing subconscious.”
Coming off the back their 2015 self-titled debut EP featuring singles ‘Misophonia’ and‘Billions’, last year saw ‘The Thebbos’ embark on a national tour with fellow South AustraliansBad//Dreems while simultaneously building a strong local fan base back home by scoring support slots for Courtney Barnett, King Gizzard and The Lizard Wizard, as well as international acts Wavves and Cloud Nothings.
The release of the EP captured the attention of radio and press nationwide, and projected this seven-piece into the ears and hearts of fans throughout Australia; with The AU Review naming the band as “15 Artists to watch” and Triple J Unearthed also tipping their hat in their “Ones to watch in 2016” list. It’s no wonder that already the band have been hand-picked by Jack Daniels for their 2016 JD Future Legends tour series, chosen by triple J Unearthed as their feature artist this week, added to spot rotation on triple j, and selected by Groovin The Moo to play the Oakbank leg of the festival this month.
West Thebarton Brothel Party combine a fuzz-heavy four-pronged guitar attack with a rumbling three-part rhythm section to deliver cathartic and chaotic garage rock. When this band get on stage, their quintessential timeless Australian sound mixed with inspiration from garage greats Eddy Current Suppression Ring and Thee Oh Sees has created a live energy that’s undeniable. New single “Red or White” was recorded with Alistair Wells at Grinch Recordsand mastered by Steve Smart at 301, capturing the relentless energy of their live show. They don’t just want you to hear their music; they want you to feel it too.
WEST THEBARTON BROTHEL PARTY
‘RED OR WHITE’ TOUR
Oakbank, SA – Monday April 25 – Groovin’ The Moo Festival
Ballarat, VIC – Friday May 6 – Karova Lounge
Melbourne, VIC – Saturday May 7 – Shebeen
Sydney, NSW – Saturday May 14 – Botany View Hotel
Adelaide, SA – Saturday May 21 – A Day of Clarity Festival (Exeter Beer Garden)