VERTICOLI - Drop 'Hits of The Summer' Video, Introduce Alter-Ego Characters In The Video

Last week Tassie legends released their new single 'Hits of the Summer' into the world, and this week, they are releasing their hilarious clip (produced by Dane Meale at Creative Grit) for it. The cherry on top is that the clip unveils the band's larrikin alter-ego characters, the stars of the clip - Dan Electro, Lucius Sidewand and Fluffy McTaint.

The fun-as-hell rock track serves as the soundtrack as these deadset legends bust out the track in the garage and in the pool. Seemingly the characters from the clip have internal beef, but somehow make it work in order to rock out and make the 70s-inspired, porn-mustachioed magic happen. They had these choice words to say about the clip and song.

"The filming of this music video was life changing for all involved. The scenes of me underwater were like a baptism, and today I feel reborn… except I’m still addicted to cocaine." - Lucius Sidewand (guitar/vocals).

"I hope Lucius dies. He’s a an egomaniac. I quit." - Fluffy McTaint (drums)

"I just play bass. I don’t know anything about this band. Stop asking me questions." Dan Electro (bass guitar)

The track was released last week and already triple j Unearthed's Dave Ruby Howe has gotten around it, premiering it on TOPS and saying that the track is "Big, hard and hefty like a slab of cement." The track was played on triple j's Home and Hosed on Monday night with Abby Butler.

The Tassie three-piece will launch the track at two free shows - Hobart Brewing Co on April 8th (with guests Drenched & Jake Crane) and Pennys in Melbourne on April 9 (with guests Among The Restless and Arabella and The Heist! Details at

Sam Hunn from the band explains. "‘Hits of the Summer' is a throwback to a summer nearly a decade ago. Hanging out, getting all loved up with a lady, only to realise after being punched in the face by another guy that things weren’t quite what they seemed. It’s a self-deprecating look at two young blokes with under-developed brains trying to navigate love and lust."

Verticoli have supported the likes of Cog, Kingswood, British India and DZ Deathrays, opened the Field Stage at the 2014/15 Falls Festival in Marion Bay, and were selected by Triple J Unearthed to play the 2017 Party in the Paddock.

'Hits of the Summer' was Written and Performed by Verticoli (Sam Hunn, Will Colvin, Jeremy Hughes), Engineered by Cameron Hull at Wick Studios, Produced by Jon Grace at Merigold Recordings (Dear Seattle, Dune Rats, Kingswood, Bakers Eddy) and Mixed and Mastered by ARIA-nominated maestro Forrester Savell, and inspired by the likes of Nirvana, Shihad, Quicksand, and more, ‘Hits of the Summer’ is a driving, grunge-infused rock track, with a hint of the nostalgic California sound of bands like The Beach Boys.

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