Ballarat group Brodie and the Oxy Clinic have a brand new self-titled EP out today and we’re stoked to be able to premiere the video for the single ‘You’ll Be In Our Prayers’. It kicks off at breakneck speed and doesn’t let up – hurtling through a blur of guitar strings, rockabilly via punk drums and an alt-country bar-room vocal shakedown. In their own words… “Kicking off with the line ‘I get to the bottom of all the world’s problems around about 4am,’ ‘You’ll Be In Our Prayers’ is a tip of the hat to the clarity you sometimes get way past your bedtime. Is ‘Prayers’ asking the listener to take the day off and go play old-timey tunes in a boat? We can’t say, but it sure beats being a bible salesman.”
Sounding like Creedence on 45rpm, the ragged rush of Uncle Tupelo and The Replacements and the ghost of Sydney’s Little Bastard, the trio of Brodie Glen (vocals/guitar), Taylor McKnight (vocals/bass) and Tim Williams (vocals/drums) harness that carefree, ramshackle spirit that inhabits the best kinds of country and rock ‘n’ roll. Dive into the rest of the EP and you’ll hear jangly anthems in the vein of You Am I (‘Hangin’ With The Boys’), chooglin’ honky-tonk akin to fellow Victorians James Ellis & The Jealous Guys (‘Start Anew’), widescreen laments (‘Street of Sin’) and a sly, none-too-subtle dig at music scenesters on ‘I Don’t Want To Grow A Beard’.
Brodie and the Oxy Clinic is out now via Heart Of The Rat Records