Sydney punk powerhouse Totally Unicorn have thrown on their hard pants (let’s face it, any pants at all are a win) and put their best foot forward to announce their third album, High Spirits//Low Life.
New track Fri(ends) ft Frenzal Rhomb heart-throb, Jay Whalley can be heard below, it explores the sorrow of not being able to connect with old partners in crime, whether that be down to having kids, going corporate, or making dubious lifestyle changes like getting mortgages.
On the track vocalist, Drew Gardiner says “It’s a simple premise – growing up and losing touch with close friends. People that were once staples in your everyday life, now strangers you pass in the street. It’s something that most people experience in life and it’s even more relatable now, with so many of us relying on screens to stay in touch, which, let’s face it, isn’t enough to sustain some relationships. Thankfully, our friendship with Jason Whalley of Frenzal Rhomb fame has endured, and we were lucky enough to have him feature on this song, keep an eye out for his handsome head in the video.”
Directed by Sean McDermott, TU guitarist, Aaron Streatfeild, says of the video “We had wanted to work with Sean for a while. He has been a part of the crew behind some great music videos for artists like Genesis Owusu, Gordi, and Party Dozen. We were fortunate enough to rope him into working with us. Like ‘Yeah Coach’, it was filmed in Marrickville but rather than running around the streets like desmonds, we opted for the Sydney Props Warehouse. That place is crammed full of every kind of prop you can think of, so it was lots of fun to walk the warehouse isles and check out all the cool stuff. You might even catch a couple of them in the clip, our favourite being a dreadlocked punk veteran, who after a bit of a spit polish and on-screen magic looked like the real deal.”