David Knight - 23rd Sept 2019

After helming the first few videos from the new album Metronomy Forever, frontman Joseph Mount cedes directing duties to old collaborator Dan Brereton. Very good move.

This reunion of the minds that brought us the first Metronomy videos over a decade ago, has now produced a lovely video for Wedding Bells - simple in concept, extremely artful and accomplished in its execution.

It's a house party, where now five-piece band are gamely playing in the corner. But this get-together of hormonal teenagers is not what we might expect: its daytime, there's little sign of booze, there's lots of nice party food. Indeed, it really does resemble a much younger person's party.

In the midst, one lad becomes smitten with a girl... who is with another guy. But within the logic of the piece - an afternoon nap, a dream sequence, and things getting out of hand in a kid's party way - things may work out...

From the location to the casting, art direction and photography in 4:3 by Ruben Woodin Dechamps, this is as good a Metronomy video as we've seen in a while. And lovely to see the band back with Dan Brereton - they always come up with good ones.    

PRO Credits

Credits

DirectorDaniel Brereton
ProducerFred Bonham Carter
Executive ProducerAlexa Haywood
Production ManagerAmanda Tuckwell
1st ADKerry Green
Director of PhotographyRuben Woodin Deschamps
SteadicamAndrew Bainbridge
Focus PullerRichard Savage
Clapper LoaderStephen Dunn
GripSteve Gilbert
GafferBill Rae Smith
Production designerLuke Moran Morris
Assistant Art DirectorFletch Jarvis
Art DepartmentEllen Pearson
Art DepartmentArlo Clark
Stylist (Artist)Marion Cassan
Hair & Make-up (Artist)Rebekah Lidstone
Stylist (cast)Charlotte James
Hair & Make-up (cast)Natasha Lawes
Casting directorHeather Basten
EditorTom Chick
ColouristTim Smith
CommissionerRhian Emanuel

David Knight - 23rd Sept 2019

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