The song's slow-motion, reggae casualness and spoken-word tone sits alongside the tongue-in-cheek clip, where the band take on personas of pot-smoking police officers, lampooning around the suburbs beating up petty crims, stealing cars, shaking down innocents, eating donuts from their pistols and spewing on babies (no, really). While on the handy-cam side of video budgets, carried mostly by the Bennies' own stoned sketch-comedy skills, there's still no shortage of celebrity guests, with cameo appearances from the Smith Street Band's Wil Wagner, Frenzal Rhomb's Lindsay McDougall, Neighbours star Matthew Werkmeister, as well as members of Area 7, The Sugarcanes, La Bastard and Sweet Gold.
The release of "Corruption" coincides with the news the Bennies will be the same support for the Smith Street Band's upcoming European tour. Before which, they finish up their run of dates alongside their self-described "childhood heroes", The Living End. Dates for all shows available via their website.
Topics: The Bennies