David Knight - 16th Sept 2011

Cyrus Mirza & Nicolas Booth's video for Los Campesinos! By Your Hand touches on sex, violence and death, courtesy of action figures, chunks of meat and lots of smoke - and hints at complicated relations between the numerous bandmembers themselves via a highly effective split-screen device. But lead singer Gareth looks like he may not have actually survived the shoot...

"I believe Gareth just about made it out alive, although it was only as we went to roll the camera that he informed us of his asthma condition!" says Nic. "The band wanted a video which represented the broken love nature of the lyrics, we wanted to combine this with a visual style that felt at ease with the pop of the track. Using toys seemed a good way to go given the time/budget constraints and also because you don't have to give them lunch or fag breaks."

Credits

DirectorCyrus Mirza & Nicolas Booth
GafferGreg Perkins

David Knight - 16th Sept 2011

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