NEWCASTLE rockers dave the band never realised they were trend-setters, especially with the elderly demographic.
That was until they purchased three $5 pink nighties for a laugh from a Melbourne thrift shop while on tour.
"There was an old lady on the street when we bought and walked out with them and then she saw us and went over and bought the fourth one," dave the band frontman Noah Church said.
"We must have looked so good in them or something."
The pink nighties made a starring appearance in the three-piece's latest video for the single Get Smart.
The video was shot in Hunter Street Mall and at Newcastle beach over a three-hour period, with the band performing in the pink nighties in front of cafe diners and shoppers.
"It became normal after 10 minutes and I forgot we had them on," Church said.
Get Smart is the second single released from dave the band's forthcoming debut album Slob Stories, which was recorded with Nirvana producer Steve Albini in his Chicago studio in late 2018.
Because the band is unable to tour due to the coronavirus pandemic, the album's release is likely to be pushed back to later this year.
COVID-19 has also cost drummer Gabriel Argiris his jobs as a venue booker and in hospitality, while bassist Max Tuckerman lost his employment with Six Strings brewery.
Church will launch Get Smart at 6pm on Thursday by performing the song acoustically through the band's Instagram.
ANOTHER Newcastle artist adopting innovative ways to continue performing amid coronavirus bans is singer-songwriter Grace Turner.
Turner performed a set from Sawtooth Studios, decked out with roses and vintage lamps, on Saturday for ISOL-AID, a two-day festival delivered via Instagram. It raised $12,000 for Support Act and featured sets from Julia Jacklin, Stella Donnelly and Spacey Jane.
COVID-19 might have shut down Newcastle's live music scene for the foreseeable future, but thankfully it hasn't halted the release of new tracks from local acts.
Party-starters Raave Tapes will drop their new single Red Flag on Friday, which is touted as "a lot more raave, and a little less tape." That is certainly true with the track the most electronic dance-orientated single released by the band.
Red Flag is also the first single from the dance-rockers since they lost their drummer Lewis Horne to become the duo of Joab Eastley and Lindsay O'Connell.
Meanwhile, Raave Tapes' No-Fi Records stablemates Vacations will release the track Lavender off their forthcoming second album on April 15.
Rising indie band Cooks & Bakers have also delivered their debut video for their latest track Stay.
The clip follows a dog around famous Newcastle locations like King Edward Park, Darby Street, Bar Beach and Civic Park before catching the light rail to watch Cooks & Bakers perform a sold-out show at the Cambridge Hotel.
Cooks & Bakers contemporaries Honey Hills also released their debut EP For What It's Worth on Wednesday.