‘Red Pleather’ by Pikelet

Taken from Stem, the debut LP from Melbourne-based musician Pikelet, “Red Pleather” portrays an aquatic wonderland where Evelyn Morris and her band appear to be suspended and floating in the water along with jellyfish and other sea creatures. Directed by Aleks Bryant of Aleks and the Ramps, the video evokes a hallucinatory and dreamy atmosphere that is matched by the fluid and cascading tones of the music.

For some reason I feel like this is almost a companion video to Christopher Smith’s “Gently, Gently”, which Bobby previously posted, in so far as they both present imaginary worlds that are captured in glass structures. It also makes me wish that gigs did actually take place in aquariums à la Flight of the Conchords.

April 29, 2010