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Arctic Monkeys 'There'd Better Be A Mirrorball' by Alex Turner

David Knight - 9th Sept 2022

The first taste of the Arctic Monkeys new album The Car comes with a video directed by frontman Alex Turner. It's very cool indeed.

This is the first video that Turner has directed for the band (we think) but he's known to be a keen devotee of film and that really shows here. It's a lovely cinematic rendering of the band recording the song, which both appears to be verité-real yet also has its own artful, impressionistic sensibility. It echoes the classic style of both pioneering rock documentaries for the Sixties and Seventies, and Nineties MTV-era videos, and that really compliments the unhurried, slow-burning There'd Better Be A Mirrorball.

Turner is credited as one of the camera operators on this, together with longtime collaborator Ben Chappell - formerly of directing duo Focus Creeps - and the overall effect is somewhere between Godard, Focus Creeps and a great music video director (who, like the band, also came from Sheffield) Peter Care. 

David Knight - 9th Sept 2022


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