Franklyn Banks takes us on an odd and emotional journey in his promo for Tuung's The Village - from their new album Turbines.
Mirroring the quirky folktronica of the soundtrack, Franklyn parades a host of unusual yet charming elderly characters out exploring their neighbourhood, looking for inspiration in varying forms...
Fleur & Manu have created an intoxicating tour de force of arresting imagery for the thumping techno of French DJ Gesaffelstein's Pursuit, with an enigmatic continuing thread - a golden gauntlet that turns up on the fist of a various members of a mysterious, powerful clan.
Taken from her debut album Before I Sleep, Bo Bruce teams up with James Lawes for this stirring promo to Alive.
The video sees Bo and her lover check into a hotel as she tells her story in retrospect of a car crash - powered by some inspired and dramatic FX.
James Copeman translates the sunny pop of Eliza Doolittle's Big When I Was Little with this breezy, colourful promo which sees the UK singer dress up in an assortment of 90s-inspired garb whilst performing the track with friends.
Nadine Shah's very atmospheric, almost Jeff Buckleyesque vocal on To Be A Young Man prompts quite an unlikely visual treatment by Matt Cummins - but it works.
Irish director Jamie Delaney's evocative, naturalistic LA-set video for the winsome indie-pop of new French band Chateau Marmont's Wind Blows (from their debut album The Maze) follows the day in the life of an impulsive girl who would rather drive off into the desert with the boy she really likes than spend the day stacking shelves...
A really marvellous video by Nabil Elderkin for Foals' Bad Habit, taking a classic notion and making it thoroughly his own. Foals lead singer Yannis finds himself marooned in a vast desert, but it soon transpires he's not alone: he's trailing a naked girl who makes plants grow in the sand where she walks. But the audience realisation that she's obviously a form of mirage is just the start.
The highly watchable Aluna Francis, lead singer with London soul duo AlunaGeorge, turns in another excellent performance in Sammy Rawal's promo for next single You Know You Like It.
Sammy shoots the band and their friends partying in an empty swimming pool, and with some lovely work from DP Pau Castejon, the end result is one of style and grace...
Taken from their second album Love Triangles Hate Squares, Exeter pop punks The Computers join forces with Carl Shanahan for the promo to Mr Saturday Night.
The promo's protagonist, played by Rhys Denton, exacts his revenge on his fellow party-goers following a ruck with girl's fella.
A suitably no-holds-barred effort by Robin Fuller for the full-on metal of The Defiled's Unspoken - featuring bandmembers tied up and hung up, blood, butchery and a sexy lady who moves like an insect...
From the archive
Last 7 days
- 1 Tuung 'The Village' by Franklyn Banks
- 2 Gesaffelstein 'Pursuit' by Fleur & Manu
- 3 Bo Bruce 'Alive' by James Lawes
- 4 Eliza Doolittle 'Big When I Was Little' by James Copeman
- 5 Nadine Shah 'To Be A Young Man' by Matt Cummins
- 6 Chateau Marmont 'Wind Blows' by Jamie Delaney
- 7 Foals 'Bad Habit' by Nabil
- 8 AlunaGeorge 'You Know You Like It' by Sammy Rawal
- 9 The Computers 'Mr Saturday Night' by Carl Shanahan
- 10 The Defiled 'Unspoken' by Robin Fuller
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