With a light and lofty melody, Reality Television is the newest serving from Melbourne lads Backyard. Accompaning the track is the music video shot casually in someones ‘backyard’. Though simple and homely in aesthetics the video throws a bunch of mates into the fray making them the sole inhabitants of the seemingly single angled video. Reality Television is introduced to the scene of the band cleaning a messed up backyard. The growing sense of order as the song begins to construct itself appears with the backyard getting its facelift from its earlier state. This is also a somewhat subliminal sense of progression that the video adds to the music. As the video continues, clothes go in the basket, the shovels go away and space is created as motion greets the sharp rides that are introduced into the track.
An abundance of motion and fast-moving footage compensates for the risky suave of a single angle. A still frame that appears peculiar is how the pace of the video reduces as one member from Backyard (now all sitting down and getting ready for a cold one) picks up a ‘SLOW’ sign in correspondence with the pace of the motion and the video cuts as he flips it over to reveal the ‘STOP’ as if it punctuates a day in their lives. In overview, it is a lovable tune with a familiar vocal performance brought together by a simple yet unorthodox visual adaptation.