VIDEO PREMIERE: Dr Sure’s Unusual Practice Play With Desolate Reality In New Video For ‘Paradise’
If you're yet to enter the mysterious world of Dr Sure's Unusual Practice, then please prepare your mind for an entirely new experience. Built on offbeat instrumentals, dark social commentary and a twisted punk attitude - the band recently released their impressive debut LP, The West. It’s one of the most unique Australian releases of 2019 and today we’re delighted to premiering the clever and confronting video for ‘Paradise’.
This latest video is the fourth instalment of a bizarre but highly entertaining, DIY short-film series by the brains behind the project, Dougal Shaw. The unique visual approach perfectly matches the crazed nature of the music; a refreshing brand of post-punk that tackles serious societal issues, without the mundane.
Dr. Sure said of the clip, “Paradise is a bit of an ode to overdevelopment. Last year I went back to my hometown for the first time in years to visit my Grandma, a tiny town called Emu Park in Central Queensland.” Turns out a site that developers once believed to be the ‘New Noosa’ was built and never took off, creating the perfect video shoot location. “What used to be swamp land and salt plains is now 20,000 pre-fab homes, an 18-hole golf course, and a country club… it's all abandoned and overgrown. A true monument to late capitalism. They called it Paradise Springs or something similarly absurd, and when we drove past it Grandma said to me, 'more like Paradise Lost’. I said, 'Grandma you’re a genius, that's going straight to the top of the pops'. Grandma got a writing credit on the album and will surely be living off the royalties from here on out.”
Thankfully for us, there’s a beauty to the darkness and in true Dr. Sure style, a nice hit of wit too. Unless of course, you can’t handle clowns. Creeping bass lines melt with Shaw’s distinct vocal delivery, exposing us to a world where you’re encouraged to rebel against the constraints of society but most importantly, revel in the oddity of it all.
Catch the full Dr Sure’s Unusual Practice live experience (featuring members of Hideous Sun Demon, Hot Sludge Fundae and Strangers From Now On) this weekend - dates below. Until then, have a slice of petrifying Paradise below.
Saturday 13th July, SLYFOX (Sydney) w/ Scab Baby & Circus Variety Act
Sunday 14th July, North Gong Hotel (The Gong) w/ 100, Loose Fit & Kitten Heel