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tunesday – mal de mer
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tunesday – mal de mer

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The Perth six-piece have released a crafty new stop-motion vid.

We always get a little bit excited when two of our favourite things collide. Ear-pleasing homegrown tunes? Check. Craft? Check. Well, lend your eyes and ears to Perth outfit Mal de Mer (which, by the way, is named after a French term for seasickness). The band has released a lovely new track, “Do You See Me?”, and it’s a real mix of genres and influences. It’s bright and dreamy but also a little bit gloomy, with old-school synths and deliciously crispy drums.

To accompany the track, Mal de Mer has dropped a craft-inspired stop-motion lyric video, using loads of beads, felt, pom poms and glitter. Vocalist Saskia Fleming came up with the idea to use "colourful childlike craft supplies" after her housemate made her a beaded necklace that included a lyric from the single. “When I was given the necklace, it at first sparked the idea of doing a very limited run of merch in the form of jewellery for this track. That idea then snowballed into doing an entire stop-motion lyric video using those beads,” Saskia says. She then worked with photographer Mare Elzinga to bring the vid to life. Check it out below.