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Street Legal Takes us Back to the 80s in new Video “Modern Ruins”

Band photo of Street Legal
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Street Legal releases “Modern Ruins,” the newest creation to come from the recently formed five-piece group.

The music video was directed by Conor Mercury, most known for his work with The Empty Threats, Rocky’s Pride and Joy, The Vains, and Druid Fluids.

Shot against the historic backdrop of Port Adelaide, the video is a love letter to some of the band’s favorite films like Rolf de Heer’s Bad Boy Bubby.

Self-described as Nu-wave agitators from Down Under, the band’s largest influences are bands like DEVO, Future Islands, New Order, which you can certainly pick up on when listening.

With help from a reverbed snare, airy pads, and dreamy guitar picking, the track is a must-play for those who enjoy being washed away into a relaxing swell of 80s nostalgia.

Founder of the group, Matthew Hayward states, “When I was writing the song I wanted to make a connection between personal human experiences and this capitalist machine were all a part of (willingly or otherwise). All art is political, even silly little pop songs can have meaning – especially in 2023.”

Street Legal will be spending the next few months working on their debut EP, so keep an eye out for that.

Follow Street legal on Spotify to stay up to date for new releases.

Written by Bo Weber

Supporting artists since 2014


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