Video Premiere: PostLast – Scavenge

Earlier this month, PostLast released their second single – and one of our Irish tracks of the summer thus far – ‘Scavenge’. Conjuring the likes of Mazzy Star and Beach House at their most subtly widescreen, it was a fresh introduction to a duo wielding an irresistible alt-pop sound from the off.

Comprising HAVVK’s Julie Hough and Stephen McHale of BARQ, the project launched back in April with the sublime ‘Connect 4’. Across three minutes, it unveiled a songwriting pair with a kind of alchemy that perfectly deviates from their respective bands.

Having first connected while completing a joint headline tour of Ireland and the UK in 2017 with those bands, Julie and Stephen have spent the last year writing in secret, preparing each element of their collaboration.

“We jumped straight into collaborating with the main aim being that we should just enjoy the process,” said Stephen. “This meant that I was regularly treated to fantastic surprises when the weird little instrumental demo I’d make would come back to me in the shape of a pop song.”

Julie adds: “PostLast has been like a little fever-dream escape from all of my regular projects. We come from such different musical backgrounds and have such different musical minds, so there was no preconception about what the project would sound like.”

Accompanying ‘Scavenge’ is a wonderfully lo-fi video. Filmed by Julie Hough and edited by James Byrne, masterfully mirroring the song’s tripped-out sound. Have a first look ahead of its release tomorrow.

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