Following the debut of the video for “You Know How To Make Me Happy”, and a spellbinding performance at Berlin’s experimental music festival Atonal, Australian Duo HTRK have unveiled the video for the title track from their latest LP Venus in Leo.
Venus In Leo is the fourth album to be released from HTRK, in a career that has lasted more than a decade. In the beginning saw the band tour with Rowland S. Howard, as well as other post-punk and no-wave icons such as Lydia Lunch and Alan Vega.
In February of 2009, over a year since it was recorded, Jonnine Standish and Nigel Yang would release their breakthrough album, Marry Me Tonight, yet their friend and collaborator Roland S. Howard would pass away the following December.
HTRK co-founder Sean Stewart would follow Howard in death shortly thereafter in 2010, ahead of the release of the band’s second studio album Work (Work, Work).
It has now been 5 years since HTRK’s third album Psychic 9-5 Club, and following their flirtations with a new record in 2018 with the pair of singles Drama and Dying of Jealousy, the band’s fourth album has finally been released.
Not unlike “You Know How To Make Me Happy”, the new album’s title track “Venus in Leo” is lulling, rhythmic, and trippy, with an almost Eno-esque ambiance, augmented by the soft acid-like visuals of vocalist Jonnine Standish as she wanders through a summer garden, while Nigel Yang bathes in neon-lit splendor.
Watch the video below, or directly on YouTube here.
- September 05 – Prague (CZ) – Fuchs2
- September 06 – London (GB) – FOLD
- September 07 – Manchester (GB) – The White Hotel
- September 11 – Zagreb (HR) – Mochvara
- September 12 – Vilnius (LT) – Kablys