Employees reflect on social media in new single ‘All In Vain’


Sydney indie duo Salarymen are back with a cyber-social centric single ‘All In Vain’, complete with an official music video and tour announcement.

Despite the moody connotations of the track’s title, it comes across as a singing, ethereal number, with a lovely vocal melody that defines the sophisticated turn of the band’s sound.

Singer and bassist Renee de la Motte described the song’s thematic focus in a press release: All the Time.

“These platforms have become a constant force reminding people of what they’re missing, and this lead is an uplifting reminder not to worry about what people think of you on the internet. You are cool the way you are!

The official music for the track is in keeping with the ’70s-inspired sound and visual style of Salarymen, performing with the duo – de la Motte and guitarist and producer Thomas Eagleton – playing and posing in front of a fisheye lens in various locations, while psychedelic animations intersperse the action.

Watch it below:

To mark the release of ‘All In Vain’, Salarymen have announced a series of shows in their home state of New South Wales, which will debut in their hometown next week. Find the details below.

The release of ‘All In Vain’ marks Salarymen’s first new music since the release of their debut EP, ‘Scene Change’, in June.

The six-track offering included two singles, “That Man” and “Runaway,” released in April and August 2020 respectively.

Salarymen tour dates are:

Friday 12 – Sydney, The Vanguard
Saturday 20 – Byron Bay, Beach Hotel

Saturday 18 – Sydney, Vic On the Park

Sunday 16 – Wollongong, La La La’s


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