Too many videos, not enough time! Thankfully, we have delivered once again and have brought you our picks for the videos that have been released over the last few days. This mix is a bit of an eclectic one, so there should definitely be something here for everyone – enjoy!
Many Things – Holy Fire
This one tells a great, albeit it strange story. Featuring an alien that is singing the lyrics through a mega phone, the silver being wanders through what looks like a disaster zone. A strange old lady with a silver face, a bride on a stretcher, a “zombie army solider” and more bizarre characters appear in the clip, before ending in everyone waving their hands in the air. The track is inspired by the music of Jon Hopkins, and the clip is a culmination of director Simon Green (XX Teen) and Many Things member Macks Faulkron, who says of the clip ““The idea began with the birth of the gold alien coming to earth to preach the lyrics of ‘Holy Fire’.”
King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard – The River
The second track off their forthcoming album Quarters has now been released. Following on with the promise that each track is 10 minutes and 10 seconds long, The River is a sprawling, jazz infused psych number that has been complimented by typically tripped out visuals. Featuring a combination of live footage and crazy animation, I couldn’t think of anything better to do for the next 10 minutes than to watch this bad boy! Try to get this one out of your head.
TORRES – Sprinter
Taking a turn for the dramatic, the new clip for TORRES‘ new single Sprinter is an enigmatic black-and-white video filmed with borderline eerie scenes before colour works it’s way in amongst the soaring guitar solo. Directed by Casey Price, she says of the clip, “this video is an origin story. It’s about the evolution of this earthly creature’s path through disillusionment and danger to a higher form with a broader understanding.” It’s complex, emotional and heartfelt, and has me extremely excited for her album to drop in May 8th!
Pearls – Pretend You’re Mine
Melbourne three piece Pearls dropped their debut album earlier this year, polarising critics who were for or against their nostalgia-tinged pop sensibilities.Pretend You’re Mine is the stand out track from this album, and has now been treated to some bright, fun and at times nonsensical visuals. Directed by Nicky Wiate, Cassandra Kiely (vocalist/keyboardist) said of the clip, “The first spark of inspiration for the clip came by way of a hazy hangover, with the girls watching the Marc Bolan TV show in bed after a night out. It was the perfect comedown, Bolan in his bright pink satin suit, struttin around singing ‘Ride A White Swan’.” It’s a clip that has to be seen to be believed.
Oscar Key Sung – Skip
This year is shaping up to be Oscar Key Sung’s biggest yet, and his latest single Skip only furthers this expectation. The accompanying video for the light and crisp R&B track shows a different side of Oscar, who is filmed in Collingwood, Melbourne, in the early hours of the morning. Waiting for something that never shows up, the black and white clip is quite intimate and personal as he sings into the night. This video was a collaboration between Key Sung and director, Ryan Alexander Lloyd, and is a key indicator of what we can still expect ahead of Oscar’s second EP Alturism dropping in May.