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Ball Park Music Hit The Spot With Revolutionary Video for “Whipping Boy”

Ball Park Music 2016

Since their show-stopping Splendour set a few short months ago, Brisbane outfit Ball Park Music have given their latest single Whipping Boy some sweet video treatment, and it’s anything but ordinary. The clip was created by frontman Sam Cromack using Google’s virtual reality painting application Tilt Brush, inadvertently transforming the song into a soundtrack to the future.

Every bit as psychedelic as Ball Park Music’s previous offerings Pariah and Nihilist Party Anthem, Whipping Boy opens to an easy shoegaze guitar melody beneath characteristically relaxed vocal harmonies. A smooth key change leads into a chorus punctuated by heavier drumming and guitar, the perfect accompaniment to any Monday night ritual involving non-committal swaying and head-banging.

The music video is the ideal accompaniment for the song’s dreamy sound, packed with shimmering colours and random images. Trippy, unusual, and unequivocally captivating, it’s a lot like a shiny dance party in space, a result more than worthy of Google’s high-tech input. Frontman Sam Cromack said working on the video with director Jaymis Loveday was like forming “a creative dream team”.

“This clip felt extra arty and innovative for us. I hope some people get the chance to whack on a VR set and walk through the world I drew; it’s really beautiful when it’s to scale and you can walk amongst everything,” said Cromack.

Ball Park Music’s fourth album ‘Every Night The Same Dream’ is set for release on Friday, 19th of August, and to celebrate, the band have announced a stack of Australian tour dates. Get all the details and check out the ground-breaking Whipping Boy music video below!

Ball Park Music ‘Every Night The Same Dream’ Brisbane Album (FREE) Launch Shows

FRI 19 AUG (5pm)
Queen Street Mall (upper stage), Brisbane 
SAT 20 AUG (12pm)
Sonic Sherpa Records (Stones Corner), Brisbane

Ball Park Music ‘Every Night The Same Dream’ National Tour

Showtunes, Jindabyne
Thurs 22 SEP
Studio 56 @ Miami Marketta, Gold Coast
Solbar, Maroochydore
The Triffid, Brisbane
The Triffid, Brisbane
Anu Bar, Canberra
The Enmore Theatre, Sydney
SAT 1 October
Yours & Owls Festival, Woollongong
Barwon Club, Geelong
170 Russell, Melbourne
The Uni Bar. Hobart
FRI 14 October
The Gov, Adelaide
The Capitol, Perth
Discovery, Darwin
The Gapview Hotel, Alice Springs
The Venue, Townsville
Tanks, Cairns

Get Tickets HERE

Ball Park Music Septemebr 2016 tour

Written by Jess Martyn