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Eva Michon's wonderful video for Death From Above 1979's Virgins demonstrates what we've all long suspected - that the Amish of Pennsylvania are not quite as old fashioned and pious as they make out. They're really hippies in 19th century costumes.
At 24, Chris Toumazou has already proved himself to be multi-talented in the making of music videos. As a director he has helmed acclaimed videos for Tropics and Cloud Boat, while as a co-founder of burgeoning production company COMPULSORY he has signed and produced several up-and-coming directors from far and wide (including Norway and Canada).
Berlin folk-singer Alice Phoebe Lou’s music video for Rebel Rose directed by Cape Town-based Karien Cherry (aka Karien Murray), follows a lonesome twenty-something on a desolate night out, with plenty of alcohol-infused debauchery and a search for lasting connection.
Linear shapes and tangled bodies populate the new East India Youth video for Beaming White directed by Mathy & Fran. Photographically, the video is sleek and polished enough to sell cars, featuring the highly photogenic William Doyle, cast as a driver caught in a somewhat austere, directional light.
Samuel Gursky teams up with Eric Teti to capture Gainesville's impressive punksters Frameworks in various formats the video for Loom, as the band explore their Florida hometown - swimming, skating and indulging in some proper car vandalism. As you do.
Here's our pick of the slew of new work featured on Promo in April 2015, as selected by our happy band of contributors - starting with the irrepressible Tyler...
Zaiba Jabbar's video for Sinead Harnett for her track She Ain't Me boasts a lovely photographic quality and texture. Shot in 35mm film by Katie Swain, the video follows Harnett in the comfort of her own home, pondering upon the break-up of a relationship.
Courtney Phillips' stylishly retro promo for Conor Maynard's Royalty sees the singer flaunt a luxurious lifestyle in a supper club, joined by a bevvy of scantily-clad dancers. And then the truth behind the club's dirty dealings begin to unfold...
Crossfire Productions have just opened a new music division, heading back to the roots of the company's founder Dave Graham, a former video commissioner at Island Records.
Straight out of the box marked 'odd', Andrea Youth delivers this off-the-wall 'love triangle' promo for Moon Bounce's single Fool where two brothers vie for the love of a girl, with an almighty twist...
Shot on and off-stage, Raja Virgi captures a tasty performance by Fickle Friends at North London venue KOKO and turns it into a promo for the Brighton band's new single Could Be Wrong.