Sydney newcomer Mossy – aka Jamie Timony – has been on my radar since the start of the year, when the woozy ‘Electric Chair’ surfaced.
The latest in a strong line of acts from the I Oh You stable (DZ Deathrays, Violent Soho, City Calm Down), Timony was born in Scotland, but moved with his parents to the Gold Coast when he was one. He’s remained in Australia since then, dabbling in film and TV as an actor before returning to music full-time upon moving to Sydney in recent years.
Today’s NMOTD, ‘Ginsberg’, is taken from his new self-titled EP, which came out last Friday. The video, below, looks like something the Coen brothers might have dreamt up in the 90s (unsurprisingly Timony takes centre stage in it).
“We made the diorama kind of set by pressing a gigantic theatre backdrop into his garage,” he explained. “Kris [Moyes, director] wouldn’t allow me to settle on anything that felt too natural or comfortable in the interest of finding something fresh. This made for a shoot that was quite challenging but also rewarding for me as a performer.”
Here it is: