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Watch Ov Pain's Video For 'Daytripping'

Watch Ov Pain's Video For 'Daytripping'

Chris Cudby / Tuesday 15th June, 2021 12:07PM

Now based back in Melbourne following a 2020 jaunt to their Aotearoa homeland, ex-Dunedin duo Ov Pain unveiled late last week the latest single from their forthcoming sophomore album The Churning Blue of Noon. Burrowing deep into skulls with room-rattling drones, pounding rhythms and haunted vocals, the duo of Renee Barrance (Élan Vital) and Tim Player (Opposite Sex) invite us to take in the details of director Joshua Watson's beautifully sculptural monochrome video for the single, which is literally drenched in darkness...

“Daytripping is probably the most straightforward song we'd written for a while. If my memory serves me correctly I think we wrote everything, save the vocal-lyrics, on the spot. It just came out more or less fully formed. I think we were both revved up about trying to write a little banger that could sit beside G.A.M.S. or Mars or This Heat's 'Repeat'. Starting with a snare-less rock beat we add layer after layer. Renee's vocals are at some kind of career best here. Similarly, Renee's synth work (though it can be and is a lot freer elsewhere) renders the post-punk image vivid and complete. I like playing this song because it was an experiment to make a thing out of percussion beyond simply a time keeping instrument while at the same time keeping some tight timing. Being quite an unnatural drummer this was a fair test of those relevant skills.” - Tim Player

'Daytripping' is out now via major streaming services. 'The Churning Blue of Noon' is out July 2021 on It Records.


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