Uncle Rico are a collective of three Sydney musicians with extensive touring around Australia and recording in separate projects.
Their debut release is 'Nightglow' (released 11 May), an upbeat indie-rock track with memorable pop melodies that will have your toes twitching for a dance. Think one part Future Islands and add the songwriting chops of Springsteen.
The video clip that accompanies 'Nightglow' was filmed and directed by Sam Brumby (Sticky Fingers, Sloan Peterson, Julia Jacklin).
"Our basic idea for the video was to capture the feeing we got when we first heard the final mix of 'Nightglow'," the band says.
"It shows a guy, who happens to be our drummer Joe, experiencing the song, but it's almost a visual representation of how we want people to react to the track. It's a dance like no one is watching kind of moment.
'The [band's] name embodies a beloved cult classic, a quirky character trying his hardest to keep his youth alive in a world thatʼs moving past him. This translates to the core feelings in Uncle Rico's tracks, an uplifting and youthful vibe that draws from experiences of love and loss.'
"Our concept for this music video was to present the idea of getting lost inside music, even just for a short, few minutes. A man loses all sense of his reality and in doing so ignores the outside noise. It reflects the internal worlds of people all around us - sometimes our private moments can be the most fascinating."