The latest from Promo News
For Joywave's Somebody New, Keith Schofield takes the phenomenon of skateboard video game glitches, and takes it to a whole new dimension of tomfoolery.
Ed Lovelace and the Loveless brothers of Drenge team up to revive the dread spirit of A Clockwork Orange for the video for We Can Do What We Want, as a gang of latterday white jumper-wearing droogs - led by Robert Emms (Warhorse, Kick Ass 2) – cause mayhem and terror around contemporary Sheffield.
Blur are about to release The Magic Whip - their first album in 12 years - with cover artwork by Tony Hung. And now the designer has also directed the first video from the album.
Shot in California's Simi Valley, Dexter Navy's promo for the cool vibes of NBHD and Raury's Warm, is a beautiful, sometimes surreal, sun-scorched and dreamy treatment.
Filming the cast at work and at play, Dexter enhances the overall feel by the use of a natural outdoor setting, filmed in cool monochrome and some easy action slo-mo...
Tom Gorst contrasts the frantic salsa vibe of Benny Page and Sweet Irie's Party With You with this (largely) slo-mo shoot of a young collective of moped riders as they travel to the biker hangout of Ace Cafe, performing stunts along the way...
In this video for La Dispute's Woman (Reading), Niall Coffey assumes directing duties - he's more usually occupied as producer and 1st AD at Kode Media - capturing dancer Julie Ann Minaai in various locations around London.
Thomas Rhazi's video for Alt-J's Pusher takes its inspiration from a great British democratic tradition of soapbox politics, and sends it into a dark, bleak place.
Daniel Glover's introspective ghostly ballad Borrowed Love gets a thoughtful and emotional treatment from director Rhys Davies who documents a tale of lost friendship through battle.
Beautifully exectuted, Rhys' powerful promo captures a memory of war veteran Gerald McCormack from the Coldstream Guards 1st Battalion.
As a member of Found, Mike Sharpe created Ellie Goulding's sun-drenched video for Burn, one of the biggest British promos of the past few years. Now Mike has his moment in the sun once again, in this dazzling promo for Take That's Let In The Sun, bathing the band in a brilliant light, literally.
French director/animator/illustrator Jérémy Clapin has created a delightful all-CGI animated music video for Florida band Hundred Waters for the track Innocent, about a robot vacuum cleaner on a spacecraft having big problems doing its job.
Taking his lead from the lines like “there’s panic in my heart”, and “can’t hide from it all”, Franklyn Banks has conjured a video for Gaz Coombes's solo outing Detroit with a sense of escape, and an epic canvas - and an important role for the ex-Supergrass frontman.