Australian post-punkers Screensaver share their haunting yet pulsating dystopian single from their upcoming debut album, Expressions of Interest.
The quartet began as an international collaboration between Christopher Stevenson of Spray Paint and EXEK, and Krystal Maynard of Bad Vision in 2016. In 2019, Stevenson returned to Melbourne adding bassist Giles Fielke and drummer James Beck to flesh out the duo’s sound. Releasing a pair of singles in 2020, the group is poised to bring their brooding meld of dissonance to life on their debut.
On “No Movement,” Maynard recites a list of discontent that’s buried within the trenches of society and the malaise that follows with every scroll of our social feeds. “No movement here, paralyzed by fear,” Maynard drearily sings as constrict basslines, swift drumming, searing guitars and warbling organs ricochet off each other.
The monochrome video by Director Paddy Hay features the band isolating themselves while interspersed with images of Melbourne warehouses and cityscape storefronts, adding to the single’s downtrodden mood.
Expressions of Interest is out October 8 on Upset The Rhythm.