Mosquito Coast team with queens of experimental film for new MV + announce Skipping Girl WA Tour
“First Spin: Mosquito Coast’s ‘Skipping Girl’ comes packed with melody and promise.”
“Skipping Girl: Outsider pop reminiscent of Broadcast, which is a rare echelon of cool.”
Andrew Ryan | Cool Perth Nights
“Fall In Love with Mosquito Coast’s new track ‘Skipping Girl’…8/10”
Jackson Lavell-Lee | Dircksey Magazine
“The last 30 seconds is a highlight as the songs dishes out luscious soundscapes with Dirty Projector-esque production trickery.”
Lara Fox | X-Press Mag
To accompany their dreamy new single ‘Skipping Girl’, Mosquito Coast have teamed up with Melbourne’s new queens of experimental film, HIBALL for their striking new music video and have announced live shows in WA.
In contrast to Skipping Girl’s sweet harmonies, lush synths and swirling guitar – the video’s eerie undertones and highly-stylized aesthetic brings the song to life in a whole new light.
Drawing on the surreal work of American photographer, Gregory Crewdson and the considered emotive films of Celia Rowlson-Hall, the video explores the song’s core subjects in a series of surreal contrasting moments that touch on the complexities of home, family, love, tension, and memory.
Naomi Robinson and Conor Barton were just 17-years-old when they caught the attention of fans and tastemakers after winning triple j’s Unearthed High 2015 and placing #101 in 2016’s Hottest 100 with their debut single ‘Call My Name’.
Following their big win the duo released two more singles – ‘Commotion’ and ‘Let’s Be Friends’, which were both added to triple j rotation. After the success of their break-out EP ‘Television Love’ they were nominated for ‘Most Popular Act’ in the WAM Awards 2016, and were also included in the ‘100 best discoveries of the last decade’ by triple j Unearthed.
In early 2018, Naomi and Conor travelled to NYC to record their debut album with French producer, Nicolas Vernhes who’s produced records for the likes of Animal Collective, Deerhunter, The War on Drugs, Moodoïd and Dirty Projectors.
Be first to preview songs from the new album in a run of shows between 6-8 December in WA. Their anticipated new album will be released in early 2019.
SKIPPING GIRL WA TOUR
THU 06 Dec Settlers Tavern, Margaret River, WA (18+) | Tickets
FRI 07 Dec Indian Ocean Hotel, Scarborough, WA (18+) | Tickets
SAT 08 Dec HyperFest, Midland Oval, WA (All-Ages) | Tickets
SAT 08 Dec Jack Rabbit Slims, Northbridge (18+) ?| Tickets
Directed by Hiball
Director of Photography: Jesse Gohier-Fleet
1st AC: Nathan Guy
Gaffer: Robert Shedden
Assistant Gaffer / 2nd AC: Ace Meredith
Production Design: Maia Pookie
HMUA: Zoe Jane Crawford
Colourist: Abe Wynen