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Jonas Åkerlund's video for young British old-school rockers The Struts harks back to the good old days of punk, glam, sex, drugs and rock n’ roll, with central London providing the backdrop for some classically louche behaviour involving girls and bottles of Jack. Looks like they're having a whale of a time.
A slightly slower month for releases, appropriately enough, in the dog days of our rain-sodden late summer, but some real doozies came out in August.
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis are back and at it again in this jawdropper of a production number for Downtown, self-directed by Ben Haggerty (aka Macklemore), Lewis and regular collaborator Jason Koenig).
There's love and there's some blood on the dancefloor in Dawn Shadforth's marvellous video for Hurts' Lights - a nightclub odyssey where chemistry explodes utterly believeably between two strangers – the man, played by Theo Hutchcraft (definitely out of his usual ice-cool persona mode), and the feisty girl. And that's just for starters.
At the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards, held in Los Angeles last night (August 30), Taylor Swift's cameo-studded video for Bad Blood, directed by Joseph Kahn, won Video Of The Year - with Joseph and several co-stars joining the singer on stage to collect the award (above).
TJ Andrade has directed Ad Lucem – which is Latin for 'towards the light' – for Paris-based brand Imemoi with music by BAFTA-winning composer Cliff Martinez.
With evocative imagery shot by Andrade himself, a woman (played by Alicia Ruelas) escapes from her dangerous life in the city to the wide open spaces of a dream-like desert...
In Fleur and Manu's ambitious, layered, cameo-littered epic for A$AP Rocky's Everyday, we follow the irrepressible Rocky's career in reverse - from a point where all that lavish living has definitely caught up with him.
In Daniel Brereton and James Dixon's uplifting stop-motion animation for Django Django's Pause Repeat, the camera passes into different scenes through objects of the same (or very similar) colour. A splendid little graphic trip, for a track from one of the albums of the year so far.
After a long hiatus, Daniel Levi returns to music videos with this gripping drama for South African producers P.H. Fat and Al Bairre's Caviar Dreams.
Whether or not it's a genuine one-shot (probably not) Mike Prior's video for Without Fidel's John Coffee is cool and fun - particularly the projections. And lo-fi garage rock is definitely back...