Filmed under a glowing Aussie sky and lit up by futuristic neon beams, Gypsy & The Cat finally bring us the official video for their new single "Jona Vark." It's a simple cinematographic concept that fits the lush and synthy pop vibe of the song.
For those who missed my alert about Gypsy & The Cat back in October, let me just quickly re-cap things for you. Gypsy & The Cat is the teaming of Xavier Bacash and Lionel Towers who only began making music together in a garage in Melbourne a little over a year ago. Aussie indie radio station Triple J got a hold of one of their early demo tracks, and put the song in full rotation.
London indie label Young & Lost was quick to secure the release of the group’s debut single "Time To Wander" in the U.K. That led to interest from the big and mighty Sony Corporation who promptly signed the group to a coveted worldwide deal.
Gypsy and The Cat serves up a warming blend of melodic pop that is set in grand electronic soundscapes that is influenced by acts ranging from Fleetwood Mac and Jeff Buckley to the innovative electronic sounds of Daft Punk and Justice. Their single "Jona Vark" is a good example of that and it was that song that immediately struck me when I first saw them play in Perth, Australia. Watch the video for "Jona Vark" plus my video interview with the group after the break.