They might be all about punk rock, but Newcastle’s Split Feed look more Van Halen than Dead Kennedys in the clip for their just-released single Trinkets.
The clip shows the band as an 80’s esque hair metal band, Medusa Punch reminiscing about their glory days rocking out on stage at the Cambridge Hotel.
The song itself is a whip-smart pop-punk belter that frontman Joe Willis said deals with the power that trinkets can have in triggering emotional responses.
“I have a little souvenir that I got when I was overseas a while ago during a past relationship that brings back positive but also negative memories,” he said.
Check out the clip for Trinkets below
“This song sort of adopts a tug of war motif, I’m wanting to let go of some of these memories that are aroused from this souvenir but there are some memories that keep me from throwing it away.”
Trinkets which dropped on Friday is the first salvo from their forthcoming sophomore EP Second Skin.
The soon-to-be-released EP is set to continue a stellar run of form for Split Feed after winning triple j Unearthed’s competition to open Groovin’ the Moo 2018 in Maitland.
The band shared its single Homesick which premiered via Triple J’s Home & Hosed and was added to Spotify’s Local Noise and New Rock’playlists, accumulating over 75K streams on the platform alone.
If you’re keen for a road trip, you can catch Split Feed opening for Luca Brasi at The Crowbar in Sydney on Saturday 10 August.
Trinkets is available on all platforms now!