Friday, 26. February 2010 - 11:16 am
Andy Morahan, one of the most experienced and honoured directors working in music videos has picked up a new award. His promo for Biffy Clyro’s The Captain won best video at the Shockwaves NME Awards on Wednesday night.
The band went up collected the award, sponsored by NME TV and presented by We Are Scientists’ Keith Murray and Chris Cain – and after Biffy frontman Simon Neil expressed the band’s pleasure at “a nice surprise”, he introduced Andy to the Brixton O2 audience.
In keeping with the song, the Bikini Films-produced video for The Captain recreates the atmosphere of an 18th century naval battleship upon which Simon Neil performs the song while being flogged on deck in front of the officers and crew. Andy – director of classic videos for Guns N Roses, George Michael, Michael Jackson and many others – has also recently directed the band’s video for Many Of Horror.
Also nominated for the award were Richard Ayoade’s video for Arctic Monkeys’ Cornerstone, The Maccabees’ Can You Give It directed by James Caddick, Oasis’s Falling Down and Kasabian’s Fire, both directed by WIZ.
After missing out on the best video award WIZ gained a measure of consolation on the night when Kasabian’s West Ryder Lunatic Pauper Asylum, winner of best album at the awards, also picked up the prize for best album sleeve, for which he did the photography.
Meanwhile, Andy Morahan is directing the new Meatloaf video this weekend. Apparently they’ve never worked together before (some mistake there, surely…).