It's been a while since I've been to a birthday party, but I hope the next one I attend isn't anything like the one in Two Cartoons' video for 'Dreams'. It's the first single from their forthcoming debut album Happiness is Trouble and its hazy, surf-pop vibes are perfect for your summer playlists. The video, on the other hand, is much darker - although it doesn't seem that way at first. If the main character's creepy stare and relentless determination to bake just the right cake wasn't enough to set your 'plot twist' alarms off, it quickly turns sinister faster than you can say 'Sweet Dreams', but I don't want to spoil the ending for you - watch it below! The band explained how the clip came to be in a press release:

"We were a little bit more hands off for this video. There were a few things that we liked, which we showed a director and she really just went from there. We wanted something a little bit grittier than what we had done in the past. We showed her loads of references we liked from 70’s VHS videos and Isaac had been talking a lot about a deranged birthday party, so this video is a riff off that but she took it in a slightly different direction. We wanted it to also be a little bit off kilter because the song sounds melancholic but is dark in the lyrical meaning…. a bit like the main character.”

If you're interested in catching them live, they'll be headlining a gig in London at Old Blue Last on 21 July. RIP to all of the cakes involved and not eaten in the shooting of this video.