City Calm Down – ‘Your Fix’
Following on from the release of their debut album In A Restless House late last year, Melbourne’s City Calm Down are keeping up a steady pace. Releasing a new video for track Your Fix this week, they’ve got iconic Sydney photographer Mclean Stephenson on to direct.
Known for his photographic work with notorious exhibitionist Kirin J Callinan and his dark and playful turns with with likes of Megan Washington and Jack Ladder, Stephenson put the band through the wringer in the clip. Setting singer Jack Bourke stumbling among his band mates as they all turn on some hellish lazy susan, the clip’s magenta lighting and absolutely minimal aesthetic ooze style.
Showcasing the band’s tightly wound take on indie-rock, the track itself shines under the clip’s lean visuals and emphasis on performance. Leaning on post-punk and new wave to streamline and toughen up their sound, Bourke employs some John Travolta meets Ian Curtis dance moves to hammer home the vibe before he goes for a tumble.