Baxter Dury 'Slumlord' by Tom Haines
Baxter Dury stars as the degenerate Slumlord in Tom Haines hedonistic new visual.
Opening in a sickly yellow-hued studio set, Dury has his back turned towards the camera as he takes a leak in a prop toilet. And this pretty much sets the tone for the whole video.
Smoking cigarettes as he wades through a mountain of 1p and 2p coins, the charismatic Baxter is the King of his rundown slum - represented by spartan but clever art direction. He's assisted by a handful of group of artfully shambolic and groggy dancers. Whether they are propped against dirty mattresses or performing a choreographed dance among kitchen chairs, this group lend a grimy edge to the proceedings.
Lensed by David Foulkes, the unusual choice of coloured lighting, including hues of yellow and nicotine brown, creates a surprising aesthetic that gets under your skin. It's not always a comfortable watch, and you may feel a bit grubby by the end - but it's well worth it.
|Executive Producer||Hayley Williams|
|1st AD||Ty Hack|
|Director of Photography||David Foulkes|
|Wardrobe||Thomas Liam Davis|
|Hair & Make-up||Jojo Copeman|
|Production designer||Mimi Winsor|
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