Young Blindness is the follow up to the band’s 2014 debut Loopholes, and is full of themes of paranoia and self-doubt on top of fuzzed out riffs and the harmonica of frontman Ambrose Kenny-Smith.
The video for the title track off the album was also released today, a quasi-psychedelic animated film produced and directed by Dr D Foothead. The song is all about what it means to be young and feel bulletproof, and the naivety that comes with youth according to Kenny-Smith.
“I kinda grew up fast as a kid. I was always hanging out with older people so I cut my teeth early on. Years later I realise how oblivious I was to my surroundings. The idea of the song and its visual can be taken in anyway. In the end it all comes back around to the idea of being naive and learning as you go along.”
Having developed a solid touring work ethic through tours alongside Mac DeMarco, Ty Segall, Stephen Malkmus and Gary Clarke Jr., the band sets off on their own headline tour later this month, hitting Adelaide, Perth, Fremantle, Melbourne, Sydney, Wollongong and Brisbane.
March 31 – Jive Bar, Adelaide SA
April 1 – Rosemount Hotel, Perth WA
April 2 – Mojos, Fremantle WA
April 3 – Mojos, Fremantle WA
April 8 – The Tote, Melbourne VIC
April 9 – Curtin Bandroom, Melbourne VIC
April 14 – Oxford Art Factory, Sydney NSW
April 15 – Rad, Wollongong NSW
April 16 – Blurst Of Times, Brisbane QLD