NO ZU release their self proclaimed “mirage-heat-beat-jam” single, “Emotion”, with a punchy video clip produced by one of our favorite Melbourne collectives, Tooth and Claw.

The clip takes a washed out, slice-of-life look at the local oddballs of a suburban trailer park; a middle aged woman dances alone in her trailer, dressed up with faded glamour and false teeth, and a group of pre-pubescent boys stalk the empty streets, dressing up in animal masks and spying on their neighbours. The sense of aimlessness and boredom created by the suburban environment is documented in scoping long shots and painful slow motion; all that is grotesque or just plain boring in the environment is illuminated by the slow gaze of the camera.

Against the punching beat of the bassline, the music creates a jungle-like atmosphere wherein everything becomes more intense, more sinister. Between the kitsch old caravans and the run down milk bars, there’s a loneliness to this suburbia, and a restlessness in the inhabitants. Still, at the end of the day, there’s no blues a good old dance in your bedroom can’t solve, even if your dance partner is not the most conventional of choices…