Party Dozen unleashes the thrilling video for “Macca The Mutt (feat. Nick Cave)” from The Real Work (Temporary Residence LTD), featuring guest vocals by the legendary Nick Cave, who memorably ad-libs on the song. After pausing the release of the new video for “Macca The Mutt (feat. Nick Cave)” out of respect for Nick Cave’s recent loss, Party Dozen have received Cave’s blessing and encouragement to release the video to the public.
Directors VERSUS (Tanya Babic & Jason Sukadana) Statement:
“When Party Dozen asks you to make a clip for a track featuring Nick Cave, you say yes. You don’t ask questions. You wipe the tears of joy from your eyes and just say ‘YES!’. We wanted to channel a uniquely Australian aesthetic for this clip. The cinematography nods to classic Aussie cinema of the 70’s. Films like ‘Wake in Fright’ and ‘Stone’ were reference points. And tonally, we wanted the grit and chaos of such films to permeate our vignettes. It’s the kind of vibe that makes you slightly recoil because you can almost taste a face full of dirt and smell diesel in the air. The guys had talked about creatively exploring their instruments as tools and performance as a kind of manual labor. We focused on linking vignettes thematically and tapped into concepts explored on the album, ‘The Real Work’. So we structured the film around key performative scenes. In some scenes, we pushed them really hard physically. In others, they were made to feel uncomfortable or challenged in other ways. Circle motifs, shot repetition, and meaningless exercises like smashing an old wreck of a car, driving nowhere, or searching for something that isn’t there also hint towards the cyclic and laborious nature of work. Or life. Whatever you wanna take from it. It was really important to Jono & Kirsty that we didn’t take things too seriously. So we also hope the themes explored do so with a healthy dose of levity. We worked closely with Jono & Kirsty on the scene ideation. We wanted to make sure that the clip oozed Party Dozen from start to finish. But mostly we just wanted to hang out with them ‘cause they are cool as fuck.”