Art of Sleeping reveal intense new video

With their debut album Shake Shiver set to drop on July 17, Brisbane’s Art of Sleeping have revealed their latest single and accompanying video. The indie rockers say that the new album will be much like the title – jammed with juxtapositions from subtlety-crafted folk to raw rock inspired by the Queensland summer. The group teamed up with Swedish maestro Lasse Marten who has previously worked with Lykke Li, Sarah Blasko and Franz Ferdinand to add another layer to their work, as well as enlisting Tom Iansek of Big Scary who helped with some of the more experimental aspects of their sound.

As a result comes their latest single Voodoo, a rasping indie track that deals with crippling heartbreak. These sentiments are packed into its video clip. The video sees lead singer Caleb deal with a rather violent haunting from his presumed ex-girlfriend. Her hands continuously punish and slap him, without ever showing her body – progressing into him imagining her vicious presence. Whether it simply reflects his own inner turmoil or more deeply flips the concept of domestic violence on its head is up to the viewer. Regardless, with his man bun left in tatters by the end (tragic), it’s a powerful video for a smashing song that promises great things for the upcoming album.

Plus the gang will be touring ahead of their Splendour in the Grass appearance:

Fri 5 Jun
Transit Bar
Canberra, ACT
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Sat 6 Jun
Oxford Art Factory
Sydney, NSW
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Fri 12 Jun
Corner Hotel
Melbourne, VIC
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Sat 13 Jun
Adelaide, SA
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Thu 18 Jun
Fremantle, WA
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Fri 19 Jun
Prince of Wales
Bunbury, WA
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Sat 20 Jun
Perth, WA
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Fri 26 Jun
Sol Bar
Maroochydore, QLD
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Sat 27 Jun
The Triffid
Brisbane, QLD
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Sat 25 Jul
Splendour In The Grass
Byron Bay, NSW