Delayed ever so slightly by the death of Nick Cave’s son, the second track to emerge from Sydney rabble-rousers Party Dozen‘s forthcoming album The Real Work features a brief but amusingly confounding cameo from the Bad Seeds legend himself.
“Macca The Mutt” contains everything we’ve come to know and love about the noise rock duo, from saxophonist Kirsty Tickle’s unique vocal method of yelling directly into the bell of her horn to Jonathan Boulet’s crashing percussion and the manipulated wail and thrash of electronics that underpins it all – the crowning glory, though, is Cave’s sudden arrival on the scene. As with all things Party Dozen, it combines enormous fun with blasts of sheer racket to fantastic effect.
The track’s video sums proceedings up perfectly and encapsulates just how enjoyable time spent with Party Dozen is. Interspersed with live footage from the back of a rented van are clips of the duo trashing old cars with sledge hammers, a chaotic vision of shattered glass and crumpled metal that reflects well the boisterous thrill of the full-tilt Party Dozen experience.
The Real Work is scheduled for release on 8 July via Temporary Residence and you can check out the video for “Macca The Mutt” below.