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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...
On this evidence, former Coral guitarist Bill Ryder-Jones's solo direction is towards meandering Nineties-style lo-fi rock, a la Pavement. But he stays true to his Liverpool roots in the video for Two To Birkenhead, an affectionate low-key portrait of his hometown by fellow Merseysider James Slater.
Peaches, ever up for a challenge, steps in the wrestling ring for some serious lucha action with a bunch of bad mofos, up to all sorts of dirty (and smelly) tricks, in her video for Close Up. Fortunately she has supercool, unflappable Kim Gordon in her corner...
Grant Singer and The Weeknd keep things cryptic in their third collaboration, Tell Your Friends. What we can be sure of is that the Canadian rapper is up to no good.
Kenny McCracken's minimal, one-shot video for Aurora's Murder Song captures the young singer as she gives an expressive performance of her melancholic little song.
The video is touching in its softness and elegance, with the lyrics explored through interpretative movement and a mournful earnestness that's impossible to ignore.