PREMIERE: Rick Dangerous & The Silkie Bantams - Bruja

31 March 2016 | 12:48 pm | Staff Writer

Sydney 'thrust-core' heroes Rick Dangerous & The Silkie Bantams are weeks out from releasing their second EP, Thrust Machine, with a series of tour dates lined up in the immediate lead-up to help whet your appetite — but, first, The Music is proud to bring you the premiere airing of new clip Bruja.

The video — written and directed by Lachlan Marks, with production by Raj Wakeling — follows the band as they trek through the wilderness, ultimately stumbling upon the campsite of a mysterious shaman. We've seen enough horror movies to know how that usually plays out, and the clip doesn't disappoint as curious potions are imbibed and primal transformations take place under the light of the moon. It's warped, but it's wonderful, and surprisingly polished.

That might be at least partially because quite the mighty crew helped to bring the clip to life, including the contributions of director of photography Brendan Smith (of Lumen Films), second camera operator and editor Craig Bailey, script supervisor Tim Groenendyk, key make-up from Kimberley Conroy (White Lion Cosmetica), additional make-up by Sylvia-Irene De Silva Smithers and Bec Hansen, storyboards by Tim Evans, colours from Mikey Hamer (PostProducktiv) and visual effects from Josh McEvoy (also of PostProducktiv). 

Rick Dangerous & The Silkie Bantams will be part of next year's eagerly awaited Legion Music Festival but, if you're not keen on waiting for 2017 to strike before you expose yourself to the face-melting fracas of a Rick D live show, you can catch them in action from Friday 1 April, when they hit Crowbar, in Brisbane, with Release The HoundsThe WrathThe Iron Eye and Tai Sui (tickets $10 at the door).

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The band will also be stepping out in Lismore, at the New Tattersalls Hotel, on Saturday 2 April, with Hammers and Red Gazelle ($10 at the door), before heading to Sydney for a free show at Frankie's Pizza By The Slice on Sunday 3 April with Daggerz, Red Gazelle and Kill Dirty Youth. Lastly, they head to Melbourne on 15 April, where they wrap the tour with a final show at Public Bar alongside TigersCrowbait and The Patient for a measly 10 bucks at the door.

Rick Dangerous & The Silkie Bantams' Thrust Machine EP will be released on Friday 22 April via MGM/Green Media.

For more information about the release or the band's upcoming shows, see their Facebook page.