Premiere: Watch the Video for ‘In This Together’ From Australian Sensation Art vs. Science
Currently, a lot of Australian’s are flipping over a comment their Indigenous Affairs Minister made about Aboriginal communities getting drunk off of Vegemite. If you’re wondering what Vegemite is (a breakfast spread), you’re definitely not Australian, and have probably not heard of another one of our favorite exports—Art vs. Science, an electro dance three-piece from Sydney that’s been playing sold out shows and headlining festivals throughout their country since forming in 2008. Consisting of James Finn (vocals, keyboards), Dan Mac (vocals, guitars, keyboards) an Dan W. (vocals, drums), the group has been deemed an Australian Indie success story, having won “Best Independent Release” for their debut LP The Experiment in 2011, an album that reached No. 2 on the ARIA Charts.
Premiering today on BlackBook is the music video for Art vs. Science’s track “In This Together.” Shot by New Zealand director Sam Krisofski, the video was inspired by 90s video games, hitting a soft spot for loads of twenty-something, ex-Mortal Kombat players (cough). Krisofski intentionally uses low quality graphics, gnarled by fuzzy cuts to summon nostalgia as the bandmates and friends humorously fight each off each other, flying helicopters, and the harsh climates of varying levels (including a wheat field and the beach). At the end of this thing, you’ll be rummaging eBay for an old Game Boy or Tamagotchi. About his clip, Krisofski says: I was told by the band that I can do whatever I want, which I don’t really get a lot! So taking the rare opportunity, I tried to fit everything I had thought of in the last four months into one video.
Take a listen to the premiere below, and learn more about Art vs. Science and their forthcoming, debut effort, here.