Saskwatch team up with Headspace Australia as part of National Mental Health Week

Melbourne’s Saskwatch have linked up with the good folk at Headspace Australia to bring more awareness to mental health – particularly within the music community. The band themselves have had a cracker year; the release of Manual Override has seen Saskwatch well and truly thrust back into the national spotlight and with a national tour kicking off this month, the group is about to embark on a journey of concentrated experiences that, understandably, can take its toll.

Enter their new music video for “Finger Painting”. As songwriter Liam McGorry explains, the song is a personal one as it tracks his own struggle with anxiety and depression.

“The world is getting faster and louder, and I guess as someone who has always been an introvert and enjoyed their own space and silence, I’ve always felt extremely anxious and overwhelmed in any social setting. With “Finger Painting”, I wanted to juxtapose the feeling of anxiety and worry of the lyrics with a happy musical mask; a facade of everything being great…a bit of a classic Aussie trait.”

Check “Finger Painting” out below and visit www.headspace.org.au for more information if you have found yourself struggling, if you know someone who is, or if you’re simply looking to learn more.

SASKWATCH TOUR DATES
www.saskwatch.com.au

October 12th | Karova Lounge, BALLARAT
with Hachiku, Moon Lover

October 13th | Republic Bar, HOBART
with Hachiku, Slow

October 14th | The Mane Event @ Barwon Club, GEELONG

October 21st | Corner Hotel, MELBOURNE
with Hachiku, Moon Lover

October 26th | Strawberry Boogie, WOLLONGONG

October 27th | Oxford Art Factory, SYDNEY
with Hachiku, Moon Lover

October 28th | The Small Bandroom, NEWCASTLE
with Hachiku, Moon Lover

October 29th | Long Jetty Hotel, LONG JETTY
with Hachiku, Moon Lover

November 2nd | Miami Marketta, GOLD COAST
with Hachiku, Moon Lover

November 3rd | The Triffid, BRISBANE
with Hachiku, Moon Lover

November 4th | Byron Bay Brewery, BYRON BAY
with Hachiku, Moon Lover

November 18th | Fat Controller, ADELAIDE
with Siamese, Dean Forever