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PREMIERE: Good Boy’s Fittingly Lo-Fi Video For New Single ‘Poverty Line’ + East Coast Tour Announced

Written by Michael Carr on June 28, 2016

Brisbane’s own dole-waving former triple j Unearthed winners Good Boy have just gone and dropped the new video for their single Poverty Line, and it’s as charmingly lo-fi and as gloriously piss taking as you could have hoped. About to embark on an East Coast tour, we were lucky enough to get the chance to premiere the clip ourselves today.

Taken from their forthcoming EP – their second so far this year – the song is simple, infectious and Aussie as fuck. I mean, in what other country would you be able to get away with just repeating the words “poverty live” as a chorus. Not to take away from the boys’ achievement though, as they not only manage to do it, it’s actually damn catchy.

Mixed and mastered by Mr lo-fi himself Mikey Young (Eddy Current Suppression Ring/Total Control) and the song sounds exactly as a song about living on the poverty line should. The lyrics reflect this, with the band not falling overthemselves to reinvent poetry and instead just go with what they know. Honest sentiment about how much it sucks to be poor. #CanRelate

Following the single premiere on triple j Good Nights, it was added to full rotation with music critics around the nation praising the bands no bullshit appraisal of the issue of youth poverty and unemployment.

Directed by Joe Agius from The Creases, the video matches the song productions values effortlessly (seriously), going the popular route of shooting on tape and recalling the heyday of Rage and bands like Frenzal Rhomb. Following our heroes – aka the band – as they have to deal with an entitled douche bag in a suit with cash to burn, I think you can guess where this video is going, but why not check it out for yourself here, with full tour details below.

Watch: Good BoyPoverty Line

Good Boy East Coast Tour 2016

Friday 7th October
The Grace Darling, Melbourne
Tickets: OzTix

Saturday 8th October
Problem Child – Nexus Arts Centre, Adelaide
Tickets: OzTix

Friday 14th October
Rad Bar, Wollongong
Tickets: OzTix

Saturday 15th October
Oxford Art Factory, Sydney
Tickets: FREE

Friday 21st October
Elsewhere, Gold Coast
Tickets: OzTix

Saturday 22nd October
The Foundry, Brisbane
Tickets: OzTix

Saturday 29th October
The Nook & Cranny, Nambour,
Tickets: OzTix

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