One of the benefits of taking a DIY approach to your music and output as an artist is control; you can directly engage with your audience, you have the final say creatively, and you have the assurance of knowing that everything has been done to your standards. Not only is this controlled approach paying massive dividends for indie-rock trio Last Dinosaurs in the music industry, both at home and abroad, but it’s also comparable to the themes of their cult-inspired new clip ‘Bass God’.
The tune is catchy songwriting at its finest, wrapped up in four minutes of buzzing guitar lines and infectious vocal hooks, with lyrics that centre around the notion of worship. “..the song is lyrically about looking within for direction and guidance instead of to a higher power. But it originated by a strange day dream I had about the bass god… a tall, long haired, colourful faced-painted bass rock god playing all the epic bass lines that united everyone in a euphoric trance,” frontman Sean Caskey says.
Expanding on that concept visually, the group take on the on the role as cult members for the clip, which was shot with the help of longtime Last Dinos collaborator Nick Maguire. Power and energy are emphasised with special effects, lighting and symbolism, resulting in a video that is equally as intriguing as it is mystifyingly cool – but hey, isn’t that how cults are supposed to work?
Riding the waves of Yumeno Garden into 2019 (and we imagine a lot further than that), Last Dinosaurs will be hitting venues around the country over March and April with RAT!hammock, and tickets are selling extremely quickly. Check out the dates below and head here to grab a spot.