Female-fronted riffsters Smokin’ Mirrors have just dropped a rip-snorting new music video for their tune, State of the Mind, and those gutsy enough to watch it run the risk of never looking at their grandma the same way again. Or their friendly neighbourhood police officer. Or a freshly baked pie.
Overgrown boyscouts, cross-dressing cops, white-girl-wasted archangels, MMA-trained grannies and even more outrageous characters are brought to life in the cartoonish new clip, which plays out like a modern day parable about the Seven Deadly Sins.
Directed by David Owen Blackley of UK-based Her Name Is Murder Productions, the video for the Sydney rock foursome’s second single off their debut EP, Set To Ignite, unfolds an intricate tale of good versus evil, as a group of angels and devils vie against each other to influence the decisions of a mortal boyscout with a very impressive ginger moustache.
“The song itself is about exploring alternative ways of thinking,” says frontwoman, Emmy Mack. “A ‘State Of The Mind’ is kind of like having an oppressive government regime inside your own head, dictating what you can and can’t think. The song is about breaking down those barriers and learning to think for yourself.”
“It’s a pretty serious concept, but the clip is anything but. It’s pure fun and unadulterated silliness, wrapped up in a positive message.”
The blockbuster music video also represents the end of an era for the stalwarts of the Sydney rock scene, who will be relaunching with a brand new lineup, brand new sound and a brand new identity this May.
Further details will be announced soon, but in the meantime the band has confirmed that the new incarnation of Smokin’ Mirrors will be performing at all five dates of the 2015 Wallapalooza Festival, in its first year as a national event.
The band formerly known as Smokin’ Mirrors are also currently in the running to support Baby Animals and The Superjesus on their national She Who Rocks tour. If you like what you hear, go ahead and fling them a vote.
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