Video Premiere: Tarmac Adam


Track taken from recent long-playing American debut.

 By Blurt Staff

 Tarmac Adam is the creation of Melbourne-based songwriter Matt O’Donnell and multi-instrumentalist Steve Paix and features Crowded House bass player Nick Seymour. They released their U.S. debut The History Effect in February. The video is for “Giving It Back,” described as “a colourful soul explosion where the band plays through a psychedelic  kaleidoscope of floating eyes, lips, butterflies, flowers.”

The video was directed by Oz Smith and Paix; Smith also handled the design and animation. He’s originally from London UK, now based in Melbourne  Australia is an award winning motion graphics artist with a background in TV and film.

Incidentally, he Crowded House connection is part of the ‘history effect’ that colors this album. Nearly ten years ago, O’Donnell and Paix, with guitarist Sean McVitty, had the full-House rhythm section – Seymour and the late Paul Hester – performing on Tarmac’s debut album Handheld Torch. Import copies found their way on to U.S. radio, but the journey changed course and the band went their separate ways; to far-flung locations and the joyful challenges of fatherhood.

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