Sydney-based ghetto-dubsters Bootleg Rascal have just revealed the accompanying video for their new single ‘Mercy’ – shot and directed by Dan Hodgson at Sydney Props Studio in Marrickville NSW.
Captured in one take, the clip sees enigmatic frontman Carlos Lara explore a series of different scenes from a quick boxing bout to confrontation deep in the jungle. Following on from the antics of Jesus and the Devil arm wrestling and a tribute to the late Harambe, the video wraps with the whole cast breaking into dance.
Guitarist Jimmy Young describes the motivation behind the clip:
“The clip is a bit of a rarity in that it is actually a ‘one shot’ music video. And it truly is one full take, start to finish, no edits. We didn’t cheat! Because of this there’s definitely a couple of subtle imperfections in there if you know where to look, but they’re actually some of our favourite parts of the clip. We just loved the overall vibe of the final take we chose and when you’re going for a true ‘one shot’ clip it’s never going to be perfect. It’s a bit rough around the edges, just like us, and we wouldn’t have it any other way.”
Since the release of ‘Mercy’, the track has been warmly received by triple j, community radio and worldwide tastemaker blogs – pushing the track up to #3 on the esteemed Hype Machine Now charts.
To celebrate the release of their forthcoming second album ‘Anònimo’ (due 5 October), the band will once again hit the road on a seven date tour in October / November with performances in Sydney, Sunshine Coast, Brisbane, Byron Bay, Wollongong, Belgrave and Melbourne.
THE ANÒNIMO ALBUM TOUR 2018
Tickets on-sale now
FRIDAY 19 OCT | LANSDOWNE HOTEL, SYDNEY NSW
THURSDAY 25 OCT | SOL BAR, SUNSHINE COAST QLD
SATURDAY 27 OCT | THE NORTHERN, BYRON BAY NSW
FRIDAY 2 NOV | UOW UNI BAR, WOLLONGONG NSW
SUNDAY 4 NOV | SOOKI LOUNGE, BELGRAVE VIC
MONDAY 5 NOV | HOWLER, MELBOURNE VIC
FRIDAY 9 NOV | WOOLY MAMMOTH, BRISBANE QLD