Melbourne-based electronic duo American Doubles have made clear with their debut music video that they’re not thinking small scale. They’re thinking big. To say the spectacular music video for their debut single ‘The Swell’ is an ambitious undertaking would be, in short, a gross understatement. But boy has the risk reaped reward.
First, though, the song. ‘The Swell’ is an 80s-inspired, synth-infused, soaring yet chilled out track that takes inspiration from and in turn conjures up nostalgic childhood seaside memories.
Explains one-half of the duo, Rob Smith: “I used to walk to St Kilda Pier and along the beach, which brought back memories of when I was growing up and spending summer holidays at our family’s beach house in Cape Patterson. One of those memories is swimming out with a friend past the breakers, floating on our backs for a while and then diving down trying to touch the sea floor. I wanted to try and capture some of that sense of freedom that can come with being in the moment, letting go and having fun.”- Music Feeds
See American Doubles debut performance of ‘The Swell’ and other songs from their upcoming EP with support band and special guest MAYA on Dec 21. Doors open 8pm. $5 entry. Support act: DJ Thomas William Butt