Nakatomi – ‘The Knife’

Fans of ’80s futurism rejoice as the new clip for Adelaide duo Nakatomi‘s new single The Knife has you covered with its Blade Runner meets Terminator retro vibes.

Matching the track’s synth heavy production with super dodgy special effects and a lot of coloured lighting and big hair, the clip, directed by Adelaide film maker Aaron Schuppan even uses the font from Ridley Scott’s sci fi masterpiece, going full homage.

Featuring everything from eye patch wearing skip rope street gangs to the obligatory ’80s club scene and of course a thwarted romance, Schuppan has done some top notch work here.

As well as getting Schuppan in to direct the clip, Nakatomi worked with Badcop (Tkay Maidza) on the sound design as well as enlisting Melbourne producer-engineer, Jimi Maroudas (Kimbra, Bertie Blackman) to produce and mix. Tracked at Adelaide’s own Chapel Hill Studios, the track is about “the downward spiral of bad experiences or relationships, but choosing to see some beauty in the fall rather than getting consumed by it,” explains lead vocalist, Emily Smart. A fitting theme to compliment the dystopic atmosphere of the song.

Setting out on tour to support the release in late Oct and Early November, visit the band’s Facebook page for more details.

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