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M-I-E have created the charming animated music video for ZZ Ward's Love3X which starts with the singer against a simple white background and minimal animated flairs, but quickly evolves into an engagingly dense world of playful motion graphic and pretty textures.
Music videos by exciting up-and-coming directors featured strongly at the annual Saatchi & Saatchi New Directors' Showcase in Cannes last week.
The event, celebrating its 25th anniversary at the Cannes Lions Advertising Festival, featured the work of a number of directors featured on Promo News and BUG - the live music video event at the BFI Southbank - in the past year or so.
Craig Moore has delivered another blissful, summer-vibes promo for Sigma, this time featuring Ella Henderson, which sees a group of friends enjoying the sunshine of Ibiza, on land and water.
Directing duo Julien + Adrien travelled to Dorset to film the Royal Signals Motorcycle display team for Citizens' My Kind of Girl. The daredevil group, made up of serving British soldiers, are put through their paces by this intense young lady - part-instructor, part-object of desire - to perform jaw-dropping stunts involving fire and human pyramids on motorcycles.
Famed for her transgressive and sexually-explicit lyrics, artist and performer Peaches is back after six years since releasing her last album with Light In Places. To celebrate the occasion, she has enlisted the help UK aerialist Empress Stah and a lazer butt-plug to, um, shine a spotlight on her highly-anticipated return on the scene.
Fred Rowson's video for Years & Years's track Foundation, from their debut album Communion, follows a funeral procession permeated with death and decay, which starts with the lead singer Olly Alexander's body lying on a bed of roses.
The Chemical Brothers' regular visual collaborator Adam Smith stood in for bandmember Ed Simons on-stage at Glastonbury on Sunday night during their headline set on the Other Stage, operating the new visuals he's created for the show with partner Marcus Lyall.
Lisa Paclet has created this slightly sardonic take on the concept of Glory for the track by the same name by French electronic pioneer Jean Michel Jarre's team-up with M83.
Lithuanian singer Angelou releases her debut single Lovetrack featuring Ess Vee and paired with this sombre, black and white video of slow-motion portraiture directed by Stefano Margaritelli.
VHS-hooligans Youth Hymns, freshly signed to Partizan, have delivered this off-the-wall video for Love Buzzard's punk track Cash. With animated elements motion-tracked on top of SD footage, it has cartoon-headed, leather jacket-wearing thugs prowling graffiti'd streets and pelting people with brightly coloured cash.
Marisa Garner is now representing a number of directors at London-based production company Nice & Polite for music videos through her company MGA (Marisa Garner Associates): Michael Holyk, Ivan Ogilvie, UFO, Sophia Ray, Urban Strom, Dominic O'Riordan, Chris Hugall, Jade Mortimer, Paul Banks and Hive.