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Youth Hymns latest magnum opus for Lusts saw them heading to Blackpool - frankly the only place to go for a track called Illuminations - in a classic Ford Capri. And has the Golden Mile ever looked so groovy and psychedelic as it does here? Probably not.
But then YH, vying for the mantle of busiest directors in music videos, were "jacked up on travel sickness pills"...
Alex Martinez and William Kee capture the feel-good vibes of Kiko Bun's upbeat reggae tune Sometimes, with a simple yet fun performance video following Kiko as he sets out to enjoy his weekend after a long week in the recording studio, with clips of him having a great time on a date in a theme park, meshed together with footage from Kiko's live performance at POW in Brixton.
Claudia Mallart's debut music video collaboration with Krista Papista's Modern Girlhood merges raw performance with feminist statement. It sees the angst-ridden artist stripped bare, in an expressive series of clips where she goes topless but wears her heart on her sleeve.
Gil Green recently directed Locked Away, for the catchy debut single by American hip-hop duo R. City, featuring Adam Levine – a dramatic video, made up of everyday stories of families facing the hardships of poverty, imprisonment and lost love.
Raised in Exmouth, Mark Connell, 35, has become a leading production designer working across fashion, commercial and music videos, and one of the go-to art directors for high-end pop videos in the industry. Not bad for someone who ran away from home at 17 to join the Navy.
Paul McCartney is due to release of a remastered version of his solo album Pipes Of Peace, now paired with this extra promotional video remake of Say Say Say, the duet with Michael Jackson which was the number one-hit single in the US upon its release in 1983.
Kid Wave's I'm Trying To Break Your Heart, is a thoughtfully executed video directed by James Greenall and Chris Parton, depicting a day in the life of a close, co-dependent friendship between two girls living in a seaside town.
Singer-songwriter Rukhsana Merrise's lovely little tune So They Say is paired with this slice-of-life video by Precious Mahaga.
Can it be? A music video by Dougal Wilson? It is, and a delightful one at that.
The video is for Liverpudlian electronic-pop trio Stealing Sheep's track Apparition, and sees the artists themselves performing a choreography amongst a troupe of Morris dancers, handkerchief in hand.
Damien Reeves has directed this slow-burner for White Lies by alt-pop artist Harper. The clip offers up an impassioned performance from Harper as she meanders through a dusty and desolate place, which was once the home of a destructive relationship.
Kinga Burza has dreamed up this picturesque video for Lana Del Rey's Music To Watch Boys To, with visuals that fit with the pop star's leisurely, dream-like aesthetic. The video exudes an unhurried sensuality, with shots of beautiful underwater lovers, slowmo b-ball and Lana lounging like an old movie star in a bygone world of classic cinema.
It may seem like just another paradisiacal, first-person holiday promo featuring an absurdly stunning model and paired with the latest house/EDM track, but Oli Kember’s new promo for A-Minor's Be Mine captures a love story set around Lake Como, Italy, with an ending you're not likely to forget.