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Live Review: WATCH: Gold Fields 'Treehouse'

25 May 2012 | 12:00 pm | Staff Writer

Gold Fields' new clip has been viewed 230 000 over four days. HUGE. If I was that popular, I'd feel pretty smug right about now.

Ballarat chaps GOLD FIELDS recently unleashed their shiny new video for 'Treehouse' onto Youtube which at the time of writing had been viewed just over 230 000 times in 4 days.  The people have spoken, these guys are going places.Shot in LA earlier this year on the back of shows in Austin for South By Southwest and an appearance at the Aussie BBQ, it's a clip with a budget befitting a young band on the rise.  The thunderous drumming, cowbell-infused percussion and hooded Stonecutter choir of handclaps underpinning this tune are offset with some atmospheric keys that permeate the smoke-filled dream sequence that is this video. Its random imagery takes us through a hazy forest of spandex-clad workout girls, animal-masked hospital visitors, bouncing tribesmen and an evil-eyed unicorn amongst other things, while the band themselves strut their stuff at the centre of it all.

A standout from their self-titled debut EP released at the back end of last year, the lush, layered sound produced by the 5-piece on 'Treehouse' brings to mind the indie dance rock of bands like Friendly Fires and Delorean.  Fingers crossed having recently wrapped up some regional shows on the Groovin' the Moo tour, we'll hear a full length release out of these lads asap.

Words by Brad Davies.

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