With just a few weeks to go til the release of their highly-anticipated new album 'Dogs And Cats / Living Together' on 11th June, Southsea power pop band The Stayawakes have released a new single called 'Inevitable Truth'.
The track is a sweet summery journey through teenage nostalgia, gentle guitar riffs and poppy melodies with just enough of a hard edge to tie them in to the punk-pop bracket. The music video, shared by the band yesterday, is directed by Michael Middleton-Downer and follows the band as they explore their hometown of Southsea in all it's coastal glory.
“While scratching around for ideas for the Inevitable Truth video we were fortunate enough to be approached by the super-talented Michael Middleton-Downer. He has an awesome back catalogue to date, so we were stoked! Mike put together a treatment based on the vibe he was getting from the song; he wanted the video to have a pumped up summer feeling with a hint of nostalgia.
We added some personal nostalgia to the mix also. Andrew once asked a barber in 1989 to cut his hair like Ralph Macchio, from a desire when growing-up to be like Daniel Larusso from Karate Kid. He finally got his chance in this shoot. Jimmy didn’t care about the storyline, so long as he got to dust off his skateboard and pull a few boneless shove-its.
It was also important to us that we recorded it in our hometown of Southsea. The Clarence Pier Amusements has heaps of atmosphere and ended up being the perfect setting for the video” explains guitarist, PJ Foulk.
‘Dogs And Cats / Living Together’ will be released Monday 11th June through Surefire Discs, badHORROR Recordings and ShoveItUpYourCult Records.