Montreal garage rockers Debate Club have shared a new video for “Get Bored.”
The new video, which was shot last summer, is a reenactment of a typical hot summer day in Montreal. It sees the four members of the band, alongside director Philippe Beauséjour, as they make their way through the streets, parks, and alley of Hochelaga, making for a journey through the stages of boredom. “In spring 2019, we all moved in the same neighbourhood (Hochelaga in Montreal), less than 5 minutes away from each other,” the band explains to Indie88. “Summer started in a frenzy and we were on for three wild months of hot days and fun. It’s this energy we wanted to bring into the video.”
“This video captures in slow motion the energy of spending a whole day hanging with the band, just wandering through the streets,” Beauséjour explains. “It’s simple, and we didn’t have a precise idea in mind when we started shooting. In the 1990s, we used to see a lot of this type of lo-fi video, with people hanging and defying boredom. The inspiration is totally coming from my teenage years, spending time watching music videos on Musique Plus (Montreal’s Much Music/MTV) in my parents’ living room.”
Watch the video for “Get Bored” below.
Lead photo courtesy of Antoine Wibaut.