A total joy to announce the signing of Melbourne’s Obscura Hail to Dot Dash Recordings!
Watch the video for first single ‘Swear Jar‘ below, from their new EP Zero out Friday 25 October.
Conceived on NSW’s South Coast, and now buried alive somewhere in Melbourne, Obscura Hail are Sean Conran, Tamara Issa & Steven West.
Conran says of the video: “Swear Jar is about the dumb stuff we fight about in the heat of the moment, and having the patience to find out what the other person really means without judging them on the language they used initially, on the premise that hindsight is the mother of foresight.
For the clip we talked shop with the superb Mike Ridley and Nick McKK, and despite having a short timeline, we figured we’d act out a conflict in supernatural circumstances, initiated by playing a cursed board game; It’s jumanji, but cloaked with the naive optimism of ‘Bill and Ted’. That way the lesson isn’t fear, it’s that life is cool and totally heinous, and friendship is the best or whatever. I’m just glad we could tie in my surplus of teeth into the concept really.”
Recently performing alongside Kele Okereke (Bloc Party), Aldous Harding, Julia Jacklin and Cam Avery (Tame Impala, Pond), and appearing at By The Meadow Festival and Changes Festival, Obscura Hail will tour in celebration of the ‘Swear Jar’ single release this September. Full dates and details below.
Listen to Obscura Hail – ‘Swear Jar‘
Obscura Hail ‘Swear Jar’ Single Launch Dates
3-6 Sep – Brisbane – Bigsound
7 Sep- Melbourne – Nighthawks
12 Sep – Wollongong- ‘Strawberry Boogie’ – Uni Bar
13 Sep – Sydney – Yulli’s