David Knight - 5th Nov 2010

Röyksopp are giving their fans and filmmakers the opportunity to make music videos for all the tracks from the band's latest album Senior, in a competition organized in conjunction with the website Genero.tv and BUG, the UK's leading music video event.

The competition has just gone live on Genero - the website dedicated to creating music video competitions for a range of music artists. There's US$11,000 in prizemoney for the winning entries - and the very best of the videos will be shown at a special BUG show next February.

Released on Wall of Sound in September, Senior is the all-instrumental counterpart to Röyksopp's critically-acclaimed Junior album, released last year. Without any standout pop tracks, all nine tracks from Senior have been included in the music video competition that runs until January 17th.

On the competition page, the band include their own rather idiosyncratic summaries of each track, and an explanation of the whole album, which is "about age, horses and being subdued - with devils breathing down your neck."

From 27 finalists selected by community votes on Genero - which has also run successful music video competitions for the likes of Moby, Band of Skulls, The Temper Trap and UNKLE, and is currently a video competition for Alicia Keys - the band will choose a winning video for each track and an overall winner. The overall winner will receive US$3,000, while the remaining 8 winners will get US$1,000 each.

The winners will be announced in late January - and the very best of the videos entered in the competition will then be featured in a BUG Röyksopp special, at the BFI Southbank in London, on February 11, 2011.


David Knight - 5th Nov 2010

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