So, it seems to be a bit of a thing to not like Sarah Blasko. And I was definitely one of those people. And whilst some of her stuff I find quite bland, this song ‘All Of Me’ taken from her album of last year I Awake is pretty special. Ms Blasko has also just released a clip for the song, easily one of the most intriguing and dare I say affective clips I think I’ve seen this year. It is being billed as slightly NSFW, but, you can maybe get away with it.
If you dig, then make sure you check her out on a massive regional tour. More details here.
This is such a good clip for such a great song. The track itself featured in the April mixtape.
Melbourne duo Private Life have gone and joined the sex industry, albeit rather cryptically (“I wanna eject my rocket fuel in your spaceport baby“) and also only for the 4 minutes and 7 seconds that the clip lasts, from what we’ve been told…
Brand new vid for Tame Impala‘s excellent ‘Mind Mischief’. Sexy cosmic love!
The animation makes this clip – really pretty expressive, and spot on in terms of furthering the story. ACE!
The new single from Hungry Kids of Hungary, ‘Twin Cities’ flew under the radar a bit for me. It was probably the mid December release date. But man, glad I’ve finally wrapped my ears around it.
I think the clip’s staggered and choppy editing of the pretty mundane daily actions suit the track to a t. The clip doubled with the really quite restrained and controlled brooding epicness of the track nails it.
The bands second album, You’re A Shadow is out on Feb 22 through Stop Start/EMI. You can pre-order it on iTunes here.
Food Court are outta Glebe in Sydney and doing some really really great 60s style garage, complete with harmonies. They’ve just released a clip for their track, ‘Not Enough’. Heaps fun clip full of 3 quarters of the band chucking food around, eating decent sized breakfasts and burgers, and lead singer Cristian Campano constantly missing out.
The band have recorded their debut EP due out in April. It was recorded down here in Melbourne with Mark Doman from garage punk legends Ross De Cheyne Hurricanes and mastered by Mikey Young from Eddy Current.
You can check out the clip below and make sure you download the track from their bandcamp.
Absolutely killer clip for Hermitude‘s track ‘The Villian’. Taken off their amazing album of this year Hyperparadise. Some crazy thief&security style dance moves!
The dudes are doing a mini run of dates Jan/Feb of next year too. Make sure you check ‘em out. Details here.
As a track, this has been kicking around for a little while. And, so has the clip for that matter. But you know what? Better late than never I reckon.
Great clip that suits a really great track. If some widescreen suburban push bike gangs are your thing, then Courtney Barnett‘s History Eraser is probably gonna be your kind of thing.
PVT are one of those incredible bands that do some of the most innovative, interesting, and thoughtful music out there. The guys are set to release their fourth album Homosapien early next year. The first single from it, ‘Nightfall’ was released a few weeks ago…but just yesterday the clip surfaced.
Directed by Jennifer Juniper Stratford, it’s a pretty freakin colourful, wonky VHS tinged clip. Really pretty darn cool.
You can also get a free download of ‘Nightfall’ below too.
Sleep Decade are releasing their debut album on Thursday. What seems as years in the making, I’m really looking forward to getting my hands on this one. You can actually stream the album in full ahead of the release on Thursday over on the bands soundcloud.
The guys have also got a clip for their track Mexico. Featuring the absolutely beautiful scenery of Aireys Inlet down here in Victoria, it also features dudes in horse heads. Don’t know why, but the whole feel of the clip really suits the track.
Awesome new clip from Brisbane kids DZ Deathrays. These guys have been going absolutely great guns over the last year or so, absolutely killing it. New single ‘Cops Capacity’ is dope as. And man, dogs are awesome. But you know what’s even awesomer? Dogs as humans/humans as dogs. YOU CAN NEVER EVER GO WRONG!
Jack Ladder put out the clip for his excellent track ‘Dumb Love’ a little while ago. Slept on this one a bit.
Solo Jack Ladder. Black + white. One very tall man with some super shaggy hair and his guitar. And a face pulled for the last chorus. Seems to suit such an amazing song quite well.
So, a little while ago, I put it out to the maamf facebook people, asking whether they’d be keen to see video clips back on the blog. And it was a resounding yes…well, thanks to Tommy, Nick and the Brightly boys.
So, what better way to introduce new clips back to the site than a clip from Velociraptor. Their new clip for new single ‘The Walk On By’ is just awesome. These guys always tell a story in their clips, and it’s always hilarious, and always incredibly well produced.
The guys are in the middle of their ‘The World Warriors’ Tour at the moment too. More info here.
You know when you hear a track and it makes you feel kinda happy? It has a riff that makes you feel good?
Ha, well this track by The Lionheart Brothers does that for me. Maybe it’s the Norwegian. Maybe it’s the incredible epicness of the track.
If you’re into feeling happy though then maybe give the clip below a miss. It’s their clip for the same song, but for me, for some reason, it makes the track take on this whole new dark dimension.
So, I is feeling generous n shit. Two posts in the day of our return. Ballarat dudes Howl have a new clip for their new track Brothers In Violence.
They’re on a pretty sweet little label called I OH YOU, who are also responsible for putting out that Bleeding Knees Club EP a few weeks ago.
Anyway, the track is awesome, and the clip is super well produced and looks awesome..
A little while between drinks for these. But we got some killer new film clips for you kids to sink your eyes into (really bad sorta image their…your poor eyes.)
So anyway, today we’ve got clips from Melbourne duo Young Heretics, and Art vs Science’s newy.
Ok, so first up is Young Heretics and the clip for their new single Risk/Loss. Kids from Melbourne will recognise this clip. Especially if you hang around Hosier Lane. Pretty moody atmospheric track…and the clip seems to do it justice. Balloons!!!
Art vs Science have gone pretty massive over the past year and a bit. They started off on Triple J Unearthed and have done wonders on Triple J. They’re launching their new album next month (August 6). This clip is awesome too. It’s for the title track, Magic Mountain and is kinda energising! Dancing like a loon whilst watching others dancing like a loon!
so, usually we tend to post film clips on wednesday as part of our clipnesday series. But this is an exception. It’s still a film clip…but it’s from one of my favourite bands and I don’t know if I can last until next Wednesday to post it!
It is of course Goodnight Owl. It’s their first official clip for anything they’ve done…and by geez they’ve done it good.
The track is Maps & Compasses. It was one of maamf’s faves from last year too. And now the clip!
The clip has been directed by Hayden Calnin and the concept was devised by lead singer Eddie Alexander. It’s a little nuts. Eddie get’s chased and chased and chased. It’s as if the other dudes in the band want more or a role in the band or somethin…
It’s a really nice looking clip too. T’was shot down on the Mornington Peninsula down here in Victoria. If you haven’t been down that way, it’s kinda beautiful. It’s where Where The Wild Things Are was shot too.
If you wanna check out the guys live and you’re down here in Melbourne, then head to The Workers Club down in Fitzroy on Sat July 31st. They’re gonna be launching the clip with some help from Sleep Decade who are also launching a vid and the director, Hayden Calnin.
Anyway, here’s the clip kids. Enjoy!
Two new clips for your Wednesday afternoon.
First up, it’s a band I wrote about last year, The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart. They’re from New York, and whilst this song was out last year, they’ve just put together a film clip for it. It is of course their massive number Higher Than The Stars. The guys are about to release new single Say No To Love, but hopefully this vid’ll get you chomping at the bit for more.
Second on the list is The Drums. Finally, they’ve got their debut album coming out next month. I love their Summertime EP. This vid is for their new single Forever & Ever Amen. Check it!
ok. Second up in our Clipnesday series. Some really really great new film clips came into the inbox this week. Some local, some US and some UK. Here’s a selection of the best ones.
First up. Teenagersintokyo. These guys have got a hell of a lot of blog love for their track End It Tonight of late, especially the Seekae, We Have Band, and Nightschool remixes. Check out the We Have Band and Nightschool remixes here. The track is taken from their debut album called Sacrifice which is out super soon. The clip is really great too. Super 80′s in the whole black and white. Reminds me of a Go-Betweens clip.
Second up is a Brooklyn band (who doesn’t come from Brooklyn??!!) called Savior Adore and the clip for their track Bodies. Gotta be honest with you and say that I hadn’t actually heard of these guys before this clip came through. It’s a great song too. The track is taken from their soon to be released album In The Wooded Forest and it’s going to feature remixes from French Horn Rebellion and Night Magic. Clip is fun…and cold.
Finally, it’s a local band. Parades have been around for a short while and have garnered up quite a bit of love. They do of course feature musical genius Jonathan Boulet on drums (is there anything the kid can’t do?). The guys are heading out on an east coast tour throughout June and July (check out the deets over at their MySpace) in support of their new album Foreign Tapes. Great clip too. This is the vid for their new single Loserspeak In New Tongue. If you like painting…well then watch this.
Then her new track, Clap Your Hands came along. What I loved about Some People Have Real Problems was that it dealt with some sorta heavy material. And musically, it was mature. On first listen, I actually found Clap Your Hands annoying. It was so unashamedly pop, and far too feel good. Almost cheesy. I am coming around to it though mind you. And if the other stuff on YouTube are anything to go by, it should be a very nice album.
And this definitely helps. Super DJ man Diplo has taken this minimalist kinda vibe to it. Changes the track completely (which I love), but still uses Sia’s amazing vocals. It’s definitely worth the check out. Also check out the film clip for Clap Your Hands. Like all good Sia clips, it’s creativity to the max times a gazillion.
ok. Just imagine there actually was a day called clipnesday. Would be all sorts of whack right?! Well, sadly, there’s not. So you’ll just have to make do with these two killer vids for two pretty killer tracks.
First up is New York based The Golden Filter. They went pretty crazy in blogland for a while and then went a little quiet. Well now they’ve got their debut album out (check it out here on itunes). It’s called Voluspa, and this clip, i suppose, acts as a bit of a teaser to what the album is like. It’s also just a tiny bit eerie too. The album should be equally as good (but hopefully not as eerie).
Ok. Second up is local guys Operator Please. Their second single is called Back & Forth and it’s off their rather impressive second album Gloves (iTunes linksies). The clip is nice and has these weird umbrella creatures in the middle bit. It’s a really nice song, and as I’ve said before, a biiig step up for the kids.
Third up is the promo vid for the new Kitsune Maison compilation. Kitsune always put together awesome compilations…and their 9th comp, The Cotton Issue (iTunes), looks bloody bloody good. If there was ever a blog heavy CD release, it would probably be the Kitsune Maison comps.