Underground Lovers Turn Back Time With 'The Passer-by' Music Video: Exclusive Premiere

Underground Lovers
Sean T Barnes

Underground Lovers

Never much concerned with life in the penthouse of mainstream pop, Underground Lovers instead earned “cult” status, and the tag as one of Australia’s most treasured indie bands of the ‘90s. The tag still sticks. And their classic, progressive pop songs, which include “Losin’ It,” “Las Vegas” and “Your Eyes,” are as perfectly-formed as they were on arrival more than 25 years ago.    

If you know their stuff or, better still, you’ve caught an “Undies” show, you’re winning. If not, do catch up.    

Now is as good a time as any to rediscover the Underground Lovers, who’re preparing for the release of A Left Turn, their 10th studio album. The first track from it, “The Passer-by,” exclusively premieres below in Billboard.  


Directed and edited by Sean T Barnes, the video for “The Passer-by” was shot on the streets of the band’s beloved hometown, Melbourne. Barnes filmed the clip on Super 8, for a warm, distinctive retro look. “We wanted to capture the essence of the city and the fleeting moments shared between strangers in the city,” explains Underground Lovers’ singer and songwriter Vince Giarrusso, who also dreamt up the original concept.  

Recording in late 2018 and early 2019 with award-winning producer Wayne Connolly at the desk, A Left Turn will be released later this year and is the followup to 2017’s Staring At You Staring At Me. Featuring the vocals of Underground Lover Philippa Nihill, “The Passer-by” will be available digitally from May 24. 

Watch the music video below.


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