After a triumphant showing in this year’s triple j Hottest 100 and a stint touring the country nationally this summer with Laneway Festival, Skegss are hitting the road once more in support of their debut ARIA #2 album My Own Mess and its new single and video Road Trip.
With previous songs Up In The Clouds (#11), Smogged Out (#71), Stop (#173) and album title track My Own Mess (#193) all appearing in the top 200 tracks voted by triple j listeners, it’s time for a fifth serving with the next track sung by Toby Cregan, offering some colourful reflection about a different kind of trip.
Directed by Kai Neville on rustic old gear, Road Trip’s official video is a fitting visual accompaniment to one of My Own Mess’ more subdued moments.
"I jumped in the van with good pals Skegss for two days while they were on tour. In theme with Toby’s lyrics I felt 16mm would fit the track. Shot mostly handheld on my Bolex h16. It’s an older camera, you can barely see through the viewfinder. It’s small and kinda looks cool so was perfect to run around back stage and throw in front of torched fans. Not a very invasive camera rig so helps keep a candid shooting approach. Love how the 16mm rushes look and the final cut came out.” - Kai Neville
Of the upcoming tour, the band offer:
"We are really excited to come and play our dream venues around Australia. Dropping our debut album last year My Own Mess everything has been crazy. We are taking our friends Aaron Gocs, Totty and Mini Skirt on the road. See yas there!”
SKEGSS NATIONAL TOUR DATES
WITH SPECIAL GUESTS AARON GOCS, TOTTY & MINI SKIRT
FRI 21 JUN – METROPOLIS, FREMANTLE
THU 04 JUL – THEBARTON THEATRE, ADELAIDE
SAT 06 JUL – ENMORE THEATRE, SYDNEY
SAT 13 JUL – FORUM, MELBOURNE
SAT 27 JUL – FORTITUDE MUSIC HALL, BRISBANE