Hey y’all! Welcome to the first edition of our brand new weekly video-roundup, where I post some of my favourite new music clips from the past week. Enjoy!
Highasakite, Leaving No Traces
Anyone who’s read my stuff for a while knows how much I love Norway’s Highasakite. A ‘concept video’ addressing the relationship between nature and culture, there’s some brilliant stop-motion and some utterly eerie empty symbolism in this one, topped off by an endlessly catchy, yodel-friendly track. Catch these guys at Laneway!
Adria, Pull Me Under
I posted up about Adria’s new single Pull Me Under last week, and here’s the video to go along with it! A sexy slow-burner with a deep, driving bass and a swish piano countermelody, the intimate black and white clip really encapsulates the sensuality of it all, without being predictable or boring for a moment.
Public Service Broadcasting, Gagarin
Spacemen, funk music, radio space samples and jammin’ guitars. Were the dancing astronauts an homage to one of America’s best dance music websites? We’ll never know, but everything about this video and the song is infectiously fun.
Run The Jewels, Oh My Darling (Don’t Cry)
It’s a fairly stock standard hip hop clip but, like their music, still manages to stay miles ahead of anything else. The naked woman is as graceful as she is sexy, the weird video-manipulations stretching out the scenes is strange and new. As hip hop clips go, this is great.
EMRSN, About Love
A perfect blend of treble future-beats and seductively smooth R&B, this is probably my favourite video clip this week. The video is simple – it’s just a face, but separated and split up by disconnected squares. It’s that contrast – the utter basic with the totally new – that makes this so interesting. Watch as the squares slowly come together like the Rubik’s Cube you never knew it was.
Jack Ladder & The Dreamlanders, Her Hands
Jack Ladder & The Dreamlanders have been making all sorts of a name for themselves recently. Set at Sydney’s Town Hall, the simple yet super interesting video features Jack and a blonde, married cross-dresser sitting together, before parting ways and cautiously following each other around – or is she running from him? We’ll never know.