Following on from releasing their standout single ‘Breaking Up This Time’, Sydney-based punk-rock trio, Whispering Jackie have just revealed the accompanying music video shot in the NSW Blue Mountains and Sydney’s Inner-west by director Nick McKinlay (Julia Jacklin, Noire).
Keeping in line with the lyrical subject, the clip’s narrative shines a light on breaking up and getting back together from a beautifully unique and artistic viewpoint. The band and McKinlay avoid a cliché storyline by exploring themes of the song, via a collection of sequences that focus on inanimate objects and actors with concealed identities.
Recorded and mixed by Daniel Antix (Gay Paris, Sound of Seasons) at Def Wolf Studios, Sydney, ‘Breaking Up This Time’ is the lead track lifted from their forthcoming sophomore EP ‘For The Moment’ (due late-2017). Combining elements of punk, grunge and garage-rock, ‘Breaking Up This Time’ takes cues from the likes of the group’s staple influences Magic Dirt, Sonic Youth and Hole, whilst melding more modern sounds of White Lung, Best Coast and DZ Deathrays.
Since its release, ‘Breaking Up This time’ has been warmly received by the blogosphere including support from hype machine indexed outlets Indie Band Blogs (UK), Happy (AUS), For the Rabbits (UK) and Destroy // Exist (USA). The track has also been picked up by a slew of worldwide radio stations, with spins in USA, UK, Europe, Australia and New Zealand.
After launching their single to a capacity crowd in Sydney, the band will perform three more shows in Sydney and Wollongong in celebration of the new track.
‘Breaking Up This Time’ music video is available to watch via YouTube
BREAKING UP THIS TIME LAUNCH SHOWS
THU 20 JUL | VIC ON THE PARK, SYDNEY NSW
FRI 4 AUG | RAD BAR, WOLLONGONG NSW
Supporting Bruise Pristine
THU 10 AUG | FUZZ FACE @ HIDEAWAY BAR, SYDNEY NSW
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“Gritty and raw, the track has everything you want from garage rock and more.”
Hysteria Magazine (AUS)