Sydney’s Clay J. Gladstone are stirring up a storm this year with their high-spirited brand of pop punk/rock. For good reason, of course. As they gear up to take their lively songs out on the road with Ocean Sleeper next month, the boys are teasing us with their heated new track ‘Home For Halloween’.
A song about challenging personal identities and growing up, it blends gritty, rock-tinged riffs with sparse melodies that’s sure to result in a rowdy singalong on the AM//PM club stage in a few weeks. The accompanied video manages to capture that insane energy by picking inspiration from the glamour of Las Vegas and other solid horror films, with the band sharing:
“Visually we wanted to represent the song as an ‘Acid Trip’ of sorts to align with the song’s meaning about experimenting & alternating personalities whilst growing up trying to find an identity. We took influence from the film ‘Fear & Loathing In Las Vegas’ with some slight horror film references for good measure. Our friend owns an old motel in West Wylong which conveniently looks like a desert motel in Las Vegas that we used as the location. Colin Jeffs from Ten Of Swords Media ran with the idea and took the visuals to a level we couldn’t imagine was possible with our resources.”
Following their incredibly popular single ‘Dead Friends’, we reckon Clay J. Gladstone’s new ripper is going to see the boys go full send this year.
Written by Tamara May @citylightstam
Listen to ‘Home For Halloween’ here