Monday, 23. July 2012 - 3:30 pm
Bringing new meaning to the term ‘elevator music’, Jesse John Jenkins shoots The Vaccines riding a lift where they manage to not only perform catchy new song Teenage Icon with all their equipment, they also transform into teen-friendly female and/or androgynous versions of themselves in a parallel universe-cum-lift.
Following his signing to Partizan and coming hot on the heels of his lovely video for The Vaccines’ No Hope, Jesse coaxes a spirited (if somewhat claustrophobic) performance out of the West London fourpiece – and their gorgeous counterparts.
The opening and closing sequences were shot in the municipal magnificence of Wandsworth Town Hall, and the performances at Malcolm Ryan Studios. Good stuff.
Teenage Icon (Sony Music)
Director: Jesse John Jenkins
Production Co: Partizan
Producer: Adam Smith
Executive Producer: Claire Stubbs
DOP: Trevor Forrest
1st AD: Lewis Arnold
Art Director: Ollie Tiong
Stylist: Bex Croft Atkins
Edit: Max Windows @ Stitch Editing
Grade: Luke Morrison @ The Mill
Online: Pete @ Nice Biscuits