Snakadaktal – Australian Teens
So what the hell is a “Snakadaktal”? This is what you learn of their press infos: “two students at school were passing time in math class by sketching made up creatures, fusing two different animals together to make a hybrid. They did this with a snake and a pterodactyl and the Snakadaktal was born. Then one of them thought that would make a good band name.” Mhm. Okay, then. However.
This band is 5 teens from Melbourne, and you better watch their first few videos, even if you are as allergic to all kinds of dreamy indie pop videos like me – featuring the following:
a) feathers b) masks c) teens jumping into water in slo mo d) teens dancing in the forest in slo mo e) glitter make up …
- you bet I could go on for years – and that is why I don’t post their video to their song “Chimera” here ;) BUT. The music is so good I instantly ignored the kitsch. What a great band of about 17 year old folks! It’s about adolescence, love, loss, friendship – the things we never stop learning about. It’s about thoughts, daydreams and nightmares.
Their entirely self produced debut Snakadaktal EP was released in November 2011 through I OH YOU records.
Listen to “Chimera” here: