- 24 Nov 22
The rising quartet recently worked on new tracks with renowned, chart-topping producer Philip Magee.
Dublin-based indie rock band Post-Party dropped their eagerly awaited new single 'Turn To Gold' last Friday, and Hot Press are delighted to premiere the video for the high-powered tune.
Amassing one million combined Spotify streams to date with regular editorial playlisting, this feels like a shift in gear for the rising outfit. Influenced by the likes of The Cure, The Killers, Kings Of Leon, New Order and teaming up with renowned Irish hit producer Philip Magee, Post-Party's musical output is ready to find it home ahead of their debut EP release next year.
'Turn To Gold' features typically booming vocals, soaring melodies and the perfect amount of guitar riffs to electrify the listener.
"I know that it's almost over/Take your hands out and let this grow cause/Tomorrow is a new day/We're playing things my way/And it's you that I'm getting over."
The video dives into European film history, seeing the quartet explore Colin Peppard and Matthew O'Reilly’s interest in Italian Futurists of the early 1900s.
"Turn To Gold was sketched very early in our career," the band explain. "Years of revisiting it & maturing as a group allowed us to complete the song earlier this year. It tells the story through our lived experiences that things get better and dark times can be overcome. Mental health, relationships, world issues; it talks about the start of a new day as the sun rises: 'Darkness turn to gold'."
“The concept for the ‘Turn to Gold’ video was born from myself and Matty’s interest in Italian Futurists of the early 1900s, seeking to understand their visions and perspective throughout time represented by various art forms,” Colin Peppard of the band tells Hot Press.
"Wanting to work with public domain footage for a long time, we stumbled across a short, industrial film by Victor D. Solow called Design for Dreaming (1956) and instantly knew it fit the story of ‘Turn to Gold’. The film is told from the perspective of a woman, played by Tad Tadlock, who dreams about a masked man who leads her to a car show at the General Motors Motorama.
"For us, the video represents the idea of futurism, dreams, memories and the hopefulness for a better tomorrow," he adds. "The film is colourful, luminous and holds an optimistic undertone that mirrors the hopefulness of the time. ‘Turn To Gold’ has been with us for a long time, and for this release we felt it necessary to look back on what we were, in order to figure out what we will be."
Rooting their sound in the turn of the centuries new rock revival embellished with the sounds of '80s New Waves and indie, Post-Party seek to recite tales of their youth and juvenescence with an eye towards the state of things to come.
Tthe band have been cutting their teeth live supporting the likes of Inhaler, Miles Kane, New Rules and Wild Youth, along with a sold-out Workmans headline show in May.
With consistent self-produced output, they recently teamed up with renowned Irish hit producer Philip Magee during lockdown to work on a number of tracks which would form their upcoming EP, due to be released in 2023.
Check out the video for 'Turn to Gold' below.
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