We hadn't heard of Ballarat quintet Gold Fields prior to seeing them support slap-happy nu-disco outfit Miami Horror in Melbourne last year. Not only did they leave a lasting impression as a definite 'band-to-watch' , they blew the headliner's glittery, progeny-crushing stovepipes right off the stage. Their honest love for the music, electrifying energy and ball-tearing percussion-driven rock was just plain awesome to experience live.
The band's breakout single 'Treehouse' killed it last year, managing to nudge its way into Triple J's top ten and gain a stack of acclaim along the way. This year has seen the fellas take the next step with the release of their debut music video for the track 'Holy No' off the band's self-titled EP and upcoming album which is due for release later this year . It's all part of a collaboration between video/photographer 13th Witness AKA Tim McGurr (dude's directed clips for Cypress Hill and Lupe Fiasco!), and a behind-the-scenes doco which cleverly doubles as a digital look-book for footwear label New Balance's 2012 Heritage range...sneaky sneakers right? Both results are mighty fine and are only serving as more proof that the planets are aligning for the boys from Ballarat.
Wish we were in a music video and could sing...whatever...
Gold Fields 'Holy No' - Directed by 13th Witness
'Holy No' behind-the-scenes AKA NB574 Heritage Look-book