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PREMIERE: ‘Closer’ Is Resonant Post-Punk From Sydney’s Adaptors

Sink into naturalistic bliss with Adaptors’ new single, and film clip, Closer. Hailing from Sydney, this four-piece have captivated audiences around the country with a sonic complexity that’s truly their own. Before the official release of the video, and to promote their hometown show, Adaptors have given AAA Backstage readers an exclusive first look at the Closer film clip.

Reminiscent of their contemporaries such as American Football, Adaptors crate self-reflective and dynamically emotive indie-rock with a twang of post-punk. Mature, refined and exploratory than anything Adaptors have released, Closer is free-form indie-rock that makes no apologies.

Directed by Adaptors’ own Keelan Judge, the film clip is a dusk reinterpretation of Arcade Fire’s masterful The Suburbs. Much like that video clip, Closer is a look into the late night suburbia life of the Sydney streets—oddly nostalgic and familar as I’m sure we’ve all walked, biked or ran through the ‘burbs in the early hours of the morning, either in a “lone wolf” nature or shooting the breeze with mates.

Closer may be one of the more subtle post-punk gems flying around at the moment. It’s lyrics sinks deep after a few listens—minimalism, repetition and subtle virtuosity compliment both video and its source material.

If you’re aching to catch Adaptors live, you’re in luck—the band are launching Closer in Sydney later this month. Scope the details below along with the exclusive stream of the film clip.

Adaptors Live Dates

The Record Crate, Sydney

Written by Jake Wilton