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John Newman 'Fire In Me' by Ozzie Pullin

12/03/2018

John Newman 'Fire In Me' by Ozzie Pullin

John Newman goes back to his Yorkshire roots, and shows his true mettle, in Ozzie Pullin's impressive video for Fire In Me.

Filmed in Hull, this starts out in a boxing gym, where the sparring match that follows suggests that Newman is on the road to a big title in the ring. But Pullin's video defies expectations, and ends up showing him in a far more impressive light.

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Fingers And Thumbs 'I Won't Shoot' by Ian Newcomb

08/03/2018

Fingers And Thumbs 'I Won't Shoot' by Ian Newcomb

Labour-of-love of the week so far is certainly this stop motion animation for Fingers and Thumbs — the acoustic solo project of Dark Horses guitarist David Wheeldon - by Ian Newcomb. He spent three years thinking about making it, and then a whole year actually doing it.

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Mahalia ft. Little Simz 'Proud Of Me' by Silent Tapes

06/03/2018

Mahalia ft. Little Simz 'Proud Of Me' by Silent Tapes

Directing duo Silent Tapes' video for Mahalia's Proud Of Me is an uplifting moment of recognition for all the people who have your back.

The viewer is welcomed to Mahalia's safe space, introduced to her friends, her home and neighbourhood - she comes from Birmingham – as she sings about her musical journey and thanks them all for their support along the way.

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Carnage & Steve Aoki 'Plur Genocide' by The Sacred Egg

26/02/2018

Carnage & Steve Aoki 'Plur Genocide' by The Sacred Egg

The Sacred Egg's video for this Carnage track – a collab with Steve Aoki featuring Lockdown – is an awesome clash of the classical and the modern. It's a Renaissance tableau of little cherubs, who happen to be tattooed like LA gangsters, and engaged in mortal combat with each other.

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Jordan Rakei 'Eye To Eye' by Tom Ewbank

22/02/2018

Jordan Rakei 'Eye To Eye' by Tom Ewbank

Jordan Rakei drags a body from freezing waters at the start of his video for Eye To Eye. 

What happened? And who's the victim? Tom Ewbank's gripping video for the New Zealand-born, London-based soul-jazz multi-instrumentalist keeps us on tenderhooks weaving the aftermath with the traumatic event and killing, and finishing with a bombshell ending.

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