When it comes to bringing home a point, The Ruminaters don’t do things by halves. Fans were given a taste of the new album Welcome to Flight S.U.N 91 early on this year with the ebullient lead single, ‘Boys Off Work’ and this week, the Sydneysiders have complemented its release with a music video not likely to be forgotten any time soon.
Collaborating with director Marcus Haney (Coldplay, Elton John, Mumford and Sons) for ‘Boys Off Work’, The Rumies bare it all as they flip the bird to the 9-5 and tell their bosses to get stuffed, in favour of new horizons…reached via a nude motorbike journey into the sunset.
Follow our heroes as they light up and get close and personal, ditching the orders of seniority and throw themselves into the capable hands of their director and film crew.
“Usually if someone were to pitch the idea of getting three guys butt naked on a motorcycle to ride down a public road with no license and six men hanging off the back of a ute pointing expensive camera gear at us and screaming orders through a megaphone, I’d tell them to beat it. But we’ve been working with Marcus Haney for years now and we definitely know nothing is off limits. We’ve learnt to shut our mouths, do what he says and wind up in some of the most uncomfortable situations of our lives.”
– Jake Mossop, The Ruminaters
“When The Ruminaters asked if I could film them while riding a motorcycle in the nude, I politely declined. When they came back begging to be filmed whilst sharing naked thigh sweat atop a chopper, I adamantly refused (I have taste). But then Mossy made the most luscious mahi mahi dinner one evening, got me drunk on shiraz and Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, and snuck a pen and contract into my gleeful little hand. The bastard. So, as a gentleman of my word, I have the misfortune of presenting to you tonight, this tasteless, joyless eyesore of a spectacle – the music video for ‘Boys Off Work’. As my great grandmother would say, “I came for the tunes, but stayed for the skin”.”
– Marcus Haney, Director (No Camera’s Allowed)
‘Boys Off Work’ is a brilliant entry point for newcomers to The Ruminaters fold; playful, self-assured and drenched in a fun rock tone that encourages rebellion, this is The Ruminaters at their core. Welcome to Flight S.U.N 91 only further proves the point. The band is an unabashed in-your-face musical machine. Quite clearly, they’re unafraid of baring all for the sake of a rocking good time.
WIth Welcome to Flight S.U.N 91 out now and welcoming more passengers aboard this Rumies-helmed vessel, the band is continuing to make their way along the East Coast, with the Left Our Jobs Forever Tour.
‘LEFT OUR JOBS’ FOREVER TOUR
Friday Mar 23 The Cambridge Hotel Newcastle
Saturday Mar 24 The Lansdowne Sydney
Sunday Mar 25 North Gong Hotel Wollongong
Saturday Mar 31 The Recky Pacific Palms
Tickets Via: www.facebook.com/theruminaters