ustralian indie-folk act Husky release psychedelic visuals for “Late Night Store”

After a year-long absence from Australian shores, Melbourne band Husky return with a swag of stories, a driving new single ‘Late Night Store’, with accompanying visuals:

‘Late Night Store’ is taken from the duo’s forthcoming third record, due for release next year. After relocating to Berlin in late 2015, Husky Gawenda and Gideon Preiss wrote ‘Late Night Store’ upon their recent return to Australia.

The song Late Night Store feels to me to be about about disconnection between between inner and outer experience. The lyrics tell a loose story of a messy night out punctuated by moments of lucid internal revelations that are at times existential, then immediately personal and cryptic.

I wanted to capture this feeling of disassociation by compiling found archival footage that was intimate and nostalgic with images that were more grandiose and universal. I tied the two themes together with abstracted overlays that contain both natural and artificial lights, particularly contrasting stars with fireworks; a kind of spectacular and tacky human imitation of cosmic magic that feels both beautiful and sad to me and gives the video a hazy and hypnotic feel. Hopefully there is a sense of subliminal narratives running concurrently through the video that can’t necessarily be pinpointed. The clips were all chosen carefully and they each mean something to me in relation to the song, but I definitely wanted to keep it a little messy and dreamlike so that viewers can interpret the images for themselves. – director, Lucy McCallum (Third Ray Productions)

The duo’s natural ability shines on ‘Late Night Store’, though sonically they’ve added visceral new colours to their palette. A striking blend of guitars and keys are propelled forward by a steady groove, whilst Husky’s vocal floats along effortlessly; his poetic lyrics creating a twisted and fantastical story that also feels strangely relatable.

“The truth is Late Night Store came about through lots of drinking and confusion and heart ache and longing and ecstasy – all in the one night.” – Husky Gawenda

The song signifies a significant deviation of sound for Husky, which one might trace back to the nocturnal, mysterious, somewhat surreal nature of life in Berlin. The pair spent the better part of a year exploring the allure of the great city, taking in the charm of its abandoned buildings, getting to know its eclectic characters, and enveloping themselves in its vibrant creative scene: where night would quickly become day and then flit back again; where possibilities were infinite. Whilst based in Berlin, Husky played shows across the country and beyond, into Europe and the US.

Following the release of ‘Late Night Store’, Husky will hit the road for their first national headline tour since 2014. With a new record up their sleeves, we can expect a revamped live show and a mesmerising set that includes unheard material performed for the first time.

Australian indie-folk act HUSKY preview new single “Late Night Store”, ahead of its November 4th release

After a year-long absence from Australian shores, Melbourne band Husky return with a swag of stories, a driving new single ‘Late Night Store’ and the exciting news of shows at year’s end.

‘Late Night Store’ is taken from the duo’s forthcoming third record, due for release next year. After relocating to Berlin in late 2015, Husky Gawenda and Gideon Preiss wrote ‘Late Night Store’ upon their recent return to Australia.

The duo’s natural ability shines on ‘Late Night Store’, though sonically they’ve added visceral new colours to their palette. A striking blend of guitars and keys are propelled forward by a steady groove, whilst Husky’s vocal floats along effortlessly; his poetic lyrics creating a twisted and fantastical story that also feels strangely relatable.

“The truth is Late Night Store came about through lots of drinking and confusion and heart ache and longing and ecstasy – all in the one night.” – Husky Gawenda

I’m chasing visions lately
Bent at some stiff neck party
I’m feeding ducks in a pond

I don’t know anyone here
Seagulls or sharks I don’t care
I take a dive and I’m gone

The song signifies a significant deviation of sound for Husky, which one might trace back to the nocturnal, mysterious, somewhat surreal nature of life in Berlin. The pair spent the better part of a year exploring the allure of the great city, taking in the charm of its abandoned buildings, getting to know its eclectic characters, and enveloping themselves in its vibrant creative scene: where night would quickly become day and then flit back again; where possibilities were infinite. Whilst based in Berlin, Husky played shows across the country and beyond, into Europe and the US.

Following the release of ‘Late Night Store’, Husky will hit the road for their first national headline tour since 2014. With a new record up their sleeves, we can expect a revamped live show and a mesmerising set that includes unheard material performed for the first time.

Husky’s debut LP Forever So was released internationally via Liberation Music and Sub Pop to worldwide acclaim. The band’s stellar follow up record Rucker’s Hill featured the singles ‘I’m Not Coming Back’ and ‘Saint Joan’. Husky’s unique, well-loved sound has helped them accumulate over 11 million Spotify streams to date and earn lead singer Husky Gawenda the major prize in 2014’s Vanda and Young Songwriting Competition.

‘Late Night Store’ is out November 4 via Liberation and Embassy Of Music (Europe).