Dorsal Fins have today released a new video for ‘High Low,’ the latest single from their album Digital Zodiac out now through Dot Dash / Captured Tracks in North America and Dot Dash / Remote Control Records for the rest of the world. This comes on top of the announcement of the band’s Digital Zodiac album tour, kicking off in March 2017. Full tour and ticket details below.
Of the single, co-frontwoman Ella Thompson explains “High Low is a meditation on the extremes of the world. Ups and downs, love and war and our connection to one another.” The video was directed by Tim Hillier and features the band exploring the Warburton Redwood Forest in a hyper-pixelated dreamstate. Check out the video.
Formed in 2014, Dorsal Fins is helmed by Liam McGorry, whose face and trumpet timbre will be recognisable to fans of Melbourne collectives Eagle & The Worm and Saskwatch. Dorsal Fins was born when McGorry began sharing demos with vocalists and songwriters Ella Thompson and Jarrad Brown. This trio, who after almost a decade each of music-making are mainstays of Melbourne stages, are Dorsal Fins’ pillars: demos and ideas sent back and forth between them are the genesis of each song, as McGorry’s original songwriting ideas build and morph. Complete only after input from the six other musicians that currently comprise Dorsal Fins, the songs on Digital Zodiac feel born of the kind of musical collaboration that can only be described as joyous: at turns frenetic, laconic, overblown and understated.
For a band that is adored for its eclecticism, finding a characteristic that unites each song from Digital Zodiac might seem difficult, but there is no doubt that what defines this record is its sense of wholeness. To say it sounds like a well-maintained machine denies the album of its visceral, human flourishes, but the moving parts within Digital Zodiac function so harmoniously that there’s something stunning about their mechanics — it truly sounds like nine moving as one.
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