Guards of May release film clip for single ‘Numbers’ + Tour Dates

Brisbane’s Guards of May are celebrating the release of their new track Numbers with the release of a completely self-made film clip! It comes just one week ahead of their hometown launch show at Tempo Hotel alongside WA’s OPIA and Brisbane compatriots Soxiet X-Ray Record Club and House of Giants and a day ahead of the start of their tour.

Their latest track Numbers is a kinetic, melodic track that is awash with thumping bass lines, vigorous drum patterns and soaring vocal hooks. It was recorded at Loose Stones studios on the Gold Coast with Tyse Lee, is them at their sharpest – a dynamic, melodic, hook-laden track that is anything BUT by the numbers.

The filmclip was entirely shot and chopped by the members of the band and features the tale of a woman lost, helpless and wandering the bush, only to discover something at the end of her journey – but is it her saviour or something more ominous? The clip was Directed by Nick Bedford & Richie Harvey, Cinematography & Editing by Nick Bedford and featuring Meghan O’Shea, it is a slick, moody and somewhat gothic clip to accompany the track.

Guards of May’s fast-paced, yet rightful rise in the alternative scene has seen them quickly sharing the stage with some of the cream of Australian rock – Dead Letter Circus, Grinspoon, Spiderbait, Breaking Orbit, Electric Horse and Strangers in venues all over the country – The Zoo, Eaton’s Hill, Oxford Arts Factory, Revolver (Melbourne), The Hi-Fi (Brisbane),Cambridge Hotel (Newcastle) and more.

This tour sees them expand that list of bands and venues. Their newly announced Numbers tour sees them sharing the stage on an east coast jaunt with bands like Sydonia, ENGINE, Forever the Optimist, Self is a Seed, OPIA and more.

Numbers is available now from iTunes and the band’s Bandcamp page. The film clip is out now at the band’s YouTube page. See below for tour and ticket details.


Saturday 5th October – Ipswich – Studio 188
w/ Somnio and Say Do Now – $10 pre-door, $15 on the door

Saturday 12th October – Brisbane – Tempo Hotel (SINGLE LAUNCH SHOW)
w/ OPIA, X-Ray Record Club and House of Giants – $10 from OZTIX, $15 on the door

Saturday 16th November – Melbourne – John Curtin Hotel
w/ Sydonia, Self is a Seed, Forever the Optimist
$10 pre-sale, $15 on the door

Thursday 21st November – Newcastle – Small Ballroom
w/ Self is a Seed, Forever the Optimist + Guests
$12 on the door

Saturday 23rd November – Sydney – Spectrum
w/ Self is a Seed, Forever the Optimist, We Without
$10 pre-sale, $15 on the door

Saturday 30th November – Brisbane – The Zoo
w/ SPECIAL GUEST HEADLINER, Forever the Optimist, Self is a Seed, Balloons Kill Babies
$10 pre-sale, $15 on the door

Friday 13th December – Melbourne – Northcote Social Club
Ticket Details TBC