Brisbane's shoegaze band Deafcult are stoked to release the video for 'Summertime', the lead single and second cut from their debut album Auras, out June 30 via Hobbledehoy. To celebrate their debut album release, Deafcult have announced a string of album shows down the East Coast and Adelaide this July and August with special guests including TV Haze, Horror My Friend, Jen Buxton & The Slaughterhouse Five and more.
Coming in at just over 2 and a half minutes, 'Summertime' is one of the more upbeat tracks on Auras, with steady rhythms and layered guitar work wrapped in pop sensibilities, and is the follow up to first single 'Rubix', which was released online last month. The video has its own scuzzy feel, showing the band perform under a distorted overlay. On 'Summertime', co-vocalist Stevie Scott says "Summertime is about July 1999. It's about various encounters I found myself in with people of previous generations trying to tell me how life should be and their obvious disdain at my disagreement. It looks at the complex nature of human emotions. Love vs hate from the point of view of a catastrophic thinker. To me anyway... Or maybe it's just a pop song?"