David Knight - 9th June 2011

Last year Ben Reed directed a superb video for The Wave Pictures Sweetheart, entirely made from of words and artwork from antiquarian books, that was nominated for Best Budget Video (Rock, Indie, Alternative) at the 2010 UK Music Video Awards.

He might be in contention again with what is effectively a companion piece, for the band's Blue Harbour. There are more cutouts in this minimalist micro-budgeter, but this time Ben's more reliant on handwritten lyrics on painted vinyl, and a record player.

And not just any old turntable, but that must-have of the Seventies household, a music centre. Ben picked it up at a bootsale for a fiver...

Credits

DirectorBen Reed
Special ThanksKris, Simon and Nic Ben is represented

David Knight - 9th June 2011

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