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Spookyland share new video for BIG HEAD

Sydney’s Spookyland have released a new video for their single Big Head. The video appears to be a simple ‘performance’ clip in black and white is anything but. Beginning with a blur of a quote from American scholar Joseph Campbell “Big Head” is another philosophical vehicle loaded with metaphor and meaning. A woman: The temptress? Or the strong force needed to guide the protagonist to his completion? Frontman Marcus Gordon ponders this on a snowy harbour side dock.

23-year-old  Gordon isn’t interested in the routine or regular. As the singer and songwriter of Spookyland, he wrangles profanity, twisted beauty and a fascination with life’s paradoxes into the service of highly personal.Their debut album, Beauty Already Beautiful is 11 dynamic and often epic songs in which the singer takes a scalpel to experience, exposing his own frailties and hurt while also laying bare our collective fatally flawed nature.

Gordon started writing songs when he was  11, inspired by his two musically experienced older brothers, one of whom , Liam , is the bands guitarist.

 “I went straight to writing, even before I could sing or play,” he explains. “Music was always around and I loved the feeling of creating something – even if that was just a noise – and I didn’t question it. I always wanted to do it.”

Watch Big Head below:

We were able to catch Spookyland at the PIAS showcase ( one of our favorite showcases of the week ) at Latitude 30 during SXSW. They put on a great show, proving they have the talent to make it in the already crowded area of Indie Rock. Below is the only picture I was able to take during the set before my camera rebelled and said NO MORE! 

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You can usually find me traveling, queuing, or at barricade for a band. I am most likely doing all three things in a day. If I'm not at a concert you can also find me digging through crates for that coveted black disc, I'm an avid vinyl lover and I have the receipts to prove it.