The Slacks release a feel-good, homegrown video for second single 'Yeah Nah'
'Yeah Nah' will be available to stream/purchase on all DSPs Friday 11th May
The modus operandi for any theSlacks video is to get people together, and turn the day into something of a celebration that tends to run twice as long as the video shoot itself.
For 'Yeah Nah', a gorgeous Taranaki sun was smiling down on the band and with cold bevvies in hand and some spare ribs for the BBQ, they set about capturing the song in visual form.
Given the nature of the song lyric, it seemed appropriate to chuck in some home-grown beach cricket and touch rugby as well as an early evening performance on the deck of the New Plymouth Yacht Club, all of which made it into the final cut.
On top of the day-shoot at Ngamotu beach, the band members and central characters in the video (Dinnie and Pierre) spent a second day cruising around Back Beach and Lake Rotomanu in New Plymouth. theSlacks were rolling in the very same car that was used in OMC's 'How Bizarre' and rather chuffed to be doing so.
Much of the inspiration for the song and video comes from the nature of the band. theSlacks was conceived at the tail end of the grunge-y, whinge-y 1990's and the focus was firmly on having a good time and not taking the band too seriously. Forget about hating on your mum and dad and throwing stones at billboards; try instead stoking a chilly bin to the brim and high-fiving your neighbour as you re-string your old acoustic guitar.
The resulting video is bright and sunny, full of smiles and all the other things the band like to surround themselves with.
Plus the band announce two tour dates as part of NZ Music Month:
Taranaki - Butlers Reef - Saturday 12th May
Auckland - Whiskey Bar - Saturday 19th May