One of the many great lines in the original Mad Max film is when Roop radios in, “You better send a meat truck, Charlie’s copped a saucepan to the throat", after his sidekick is injured during a high speed car pursuit.
I'm reminded of this scene when watching Alex Cameron's new video "Politics of Love". The clip begins with the Sydney artist by a car with his long term collaborator and business partner Roy Molloy lying inside with a fresh gunshot wound to the neck. From there nothing much else happens. As credits roll, Cameron wanders into the distance and poor Roy remains dead.
The song, written by Cameron, Molloy, Jonathan Rado, Brandon Flowers, and Jacknife Lee, is the final on new album Politics of Love.
Currently wrapping up a UK support run for The Killers, with another North American arena tour on the horizon, Cameron will be back in Australia in the New Year for Laneway as well as some sides shows presented by NOISEY.
Alex Cameron with Roy Molloy (on horn) Laneway sideshows:
Feb 13 - Sydney at Oxford Art Factory. Tickets.
Feb 14 - Melbourne at Howler Tickets