Dusty, dark-souled Sydney no-wave rock ‘n’ roll stompers Naked On The Vague are currently on tour with labelmates Zola Jesus and Cult Of Youth in support of their new Twelve Dark Noons EP. The onetime duo of Lucy Cliche and Matthew Hopkins has expanded to a quartet: The additional hands have resulted in a softer, more psychedelic sound. Hopkins has jokingly described the update as “Dracula fronting the B-52’s.” Maybe, maybe not, but the moon-obsessed nighttime visuals in this video directed by Jacqueline Castel are evocative of plenty of horror flicks. The clip’s connected to Castel’s Twelve Dark Noons, a “movie for the apocalypse in twelve chapters” featuring a score by NOTV and starring Cliche and Hopkins “in a horrific mental unraveling” somewhere in the Australian Outback. More on that after you take a look at “Clock Of 12’s”:
Twelve Dark Noons is out via Sacred Bones. If you’re in the NYC area, you can view the New York premiere of the aforementioned Twelve Dark Noons film at 10:30PM on Thursday 4/21 at 92YTribeca. It’s all ages. Naked On The Vague will perform a one-off experimental set before the screening. You’ll find tickets at 92YTribeca. View the trailer at VIMEO. As far as other area shows, the band’s performing at the release party for Twelve Dark Noons on 4/22 at Coco 66 with BTW Silk Flowers and excellent Austra-associated Toronto duo TRUST, who make their NYC debut at WIERD (Home Sweet Home) tonight. You can also catch NOTV 4/23 with Zola Jesus and Cult Of Youth at Bowery Ballroom.