David Knight - 22nd Oct 2013

Irish teen Modsters The Strypes show no fear in covering Bo Diddley's 1962 rock 'n roll stomper You Can't Judge A Book By It's Cover, and the video by Finn Keenan - who recently signed to JJ Stereo for music video representation in the UK - is suitably bold, inventive and fun. 

The boys are performing in a blacked-out space full of old TVs - which also feature the boys performing the song. Its not just handy for transitions - Finn throws in some nice tricks including projections, a guitarist made of TVs. All of which might distract you from noticing that the drummer should surely be back in school. Primary school... 

Finn Keenan: "For me the song has a relentless energy mixed with a cheeky confidence. We tried to visually emulate that energy with the use of continuous moving shots, stopping and starting to the beat of the song.

"I wanted to create a sense of uncertainty between illusion and reality. An illusion that the band, themselves, are orchestrating."


DirectorFinn Keenan
ProducerJohn McKeown
Director of PhotographyFinn Keenan
1st ACLuke Sweetman
1st ADJohn McKeown
Art DirectorNoelle Slacke
Assistant Art DirectorAimee Reilly
Make-upMichelle Leggett
EditorFinn Keenan
Assistant EditorPeter O'Brien
Production CompanyThe Sixsem Production Company
Director's Rep (UK)Natalie Arnett
Director's RepresentationJJ Stereo

David Knight - 22nd Oct 2013

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