Almost three weeks after the release of their acclaimed debut album Idiot Proverbs, Melbourne outfit Tiny Little Houses have unveiled the video for their current single and band-favourite, ‘Short Hair’. The track is the third single from their debut LP, which the group will be taking on the road as part of their highly-anticipated national album tour in February and March across Ballarat, Melbourne, Hobart, Wollongong, Sydney, Brisbane, Perth and Adelaide. Just announced are the supports for the tour, including Eliza & the Delusionals, Rathammock and The Spring Peaks across various shows.

Inspiration for the chorus of current single, the agitated introvert hymn ‘Short Hair’, came from an unlikely source, according to lead singer, songwriter and founder, Caleb Karvountzis: “The chorus popped out of nowhere when I remembered my girlfriend’s uncle told me this story about a guy he knew who was a little uptight. They used to tease him and say that he liked to ‘let his short hair down’. I thought that was such a funny image and I had told him I’d work it into a song one day. That line worked so well in the chorus that I finished the rest of the song in minutes. Ultimately, it’s about feeling uncomfortable at a party. I wasn’t a very cool kid growing up.”

Of the video, Director Marie Panguard said: “We shot ‘Short Hair’ at a friend’s in Carlton. We needed a space big enough for Jacob Edmonds (the main character) to express himself in his dance routines. I liked the idea of a square room in which the character doesn’t fit and is being rejected from all sides. The video builds to a destructive dance during the last chorus where party-goers finally interact with the protagonist because of the level of disruption the dancing is causing. He finally becomes the centre of attention.”

Upon release, Idiot Proverbs was crowned the first feature album of the year on both triple j and FBi radio, whilst debuting on the ARIA Chart at the impressive #39. The album, which highlights the discernible progress of frontman and founder Caleb Karvountzis as a songwriter, presents wry reflections on growing up, finding your place amongst the chaos and falling short of your own (and others’) expectations. It’s this sentiment, set to the backdrop of slacker grunge/rock/pop, that’s won the hearts of both fans and music media alike.

Tiny Little Houses have spent the last three years blowing minds around Australia thanks to a succession of finely-crafted indie-pop gems including ‘Milo Tin’, ‘Song Despite Apathy’, ‘Easy’, and ‘Soon We Won’t Exist’. ‘Short Hair’ is the third single from Idiot Proverbs, behind ‘Garbage Bin’ and ‘Entitled Generation’.


Saturday 24 February – Karova Lounge | Ballarat, VIC
w/ Eliza & the Delusionals + Rathammock

Friday 2 March – Corner Hotel | Melbourne, VIC
w/ Eliza & the Delusionals + Rathammock

Saturday 3 March – Republic Bar | Hobart, TAS
w/ Eliza & the Delusionals + Rathammock

Thursday 8 March – Wollongong Uni Bar | Wollongong, NSW
w/ special guests

Friday 9 March – Oxford Arts Factory | Sydney, NSW
w/ Eliza & the Delusionals + Rathammock

Saturday 10 March – Brightside | Brisbane, QLD
w/ Eliza & the Delusionals + Rathammock

Friday 16 March – Jack Rabbit Slims | Perth, WA
w/ Eliza & the Delusionals + The Spring Peaks

Saturday 17 March – Fat Controller | Adelaide, SA
w/ Eliza & the Delusionals + Rathammock

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