Exclusive Video Premiere: Papaya Tree “Out In The Wash” (2020)

Six piece outfit Papaya Tree never linger in one genre for too long. Drawing on their blended backgrounds as jazz students, indie contemporary producers, and morticians, their sound is as unorthodox as their histories, and latest single “Out In The Wash” is no exception. With 80s inspired synths and a wistful chorus, its a mellower follow up to last year’s “Covered In Weeds”.

Of the track, the band says:

“‘Out In The Wash’ is a song inspired by unrequited love lost; set in a inner-city laundromat, a close friend of the band met a girl while they were both waiting for their clothes to dry. They went for dinner, kissed, packed up their laundry and then never saw each other again, despite the boy returning to the laundry every week at the same time.”

Today on The AU Review, we’re excited to be hosting the exclusive premiere of the video for “Out In The Wash”.

Frontman McDermott says:

“We had big plans for the video clip; a one take shot with choreographed moves in a fantastic location and a really great film crew behind us, but like everyone else during these times we had to adapt quickly and pull something together. This clip was made with my girlfriend’s dad’s early 2000s camcorder, blankets from savers in Footscray and edited via YouTube tutorials, and we couldn’t be prouder!”

Give it a watch below!

Consisting of McDermott, Jack Johnston, Zac Olsen, Alistair Hayes, Jordan Tulinsky, and Joe Plunkett, Papaya Tree have spent the last few years building an impressive following. A combination of unpredictable live shows and an eclectic sound have seen them sell out shows in Sydney, Melbourne, and Perth.

There’s much more to come heading into 2021, so be sure to stay up to date with the band via their Facebook and Instagram.

Jodie Sloan

she/her Brisbane/Meanjin I like fancy cocktails, pro wrestling, and spooky shit.