Melbourne’s The Playbook are releasing the videoclip for their single ‘Reach’. Have you ever lived with weird housemates? Doubtful you’ve ever lived in a share-house as weird as The Playbook does. ‘Reach’ is a stupendously fun and bouncy pop-punk banger – and this clip ramps the fun up to eleven.
Reach is the first taste of their new album “All I Am Is What You Left Behind” (which will see its release later in 2017!). The filmclip features the members of the band living together and the events of a seemingly normal day get seriously scrambled as the day rewinds and begins again. The events and items from the day before all seem be topsy-turvy and blended. It seems only band member Laura D’Urbano notices that things are going pear-shaped.
The single is out now on iTunes/Spotify/Your favourite online outlet and their tour to celebrate the banger begins this week in Sydney (The Factory Floor on the 22nd July) and Melbourne (Wrangler Studios on the 23rd July), with Brisbane 2 weekends later (Foundry Records on the 5th August).
The Playbook has an impressive resume of supporting international bands such as Real Friends, The Story So Far and Man Overboard, among others, and has also had a successful run of headline shows around Australia, with an energetic stage presence and a strong focus on crowd involvement – and this short run will serve to showcase the band’s excellent new material.
The new album has been 2 years in the making and is chock full of impressively fast musicianship, catchy choruses and big singalong hooks. The album’s lyrical theme centres around the concept of loss. Losing lovers, losing friends, losing people you care about, and the struggle to deal with these personal losses. The band has focused on a DIY approach to making this album – with drummer Stu Watts producing, recording and mixing the entire album. The album was then mastered at The Blasting Room by legendary punk rock engineer Jason Livermore (who has also worked with Descendents, Rise Against, A Wilhelm Scream and more). Release date for the album will be late in 2017!
“Reach” is out now at Bandcamp, iTunes and Spotify. Ticket information for the Reach Single Tour can be found at facebook.com/theplaybookpoppunk.