In our video round up we’ve picked not 5, but 6 of the best new videos released in the last week, including a k-pop icon, an r&b superstar and a double dose of David Lynch inspired music videos.
They say breakfast is the most important meal of the day, so make sure you get a good helping of the new video from indie-pop newcomers, Anteros. Their tasty single ‘Breakfast’ is out now and the video sees singer Laura Hayden donned in banana peel and batheing in cheerios, yet still managing to channel some serious glamour. Debbie Harry and Gwen Stefani, eat your heart out!
Kyary Pamyu Pamyu
An army of robots, dancing strawberries and a giant doughnut come to life in the suitably bonkers video from k-pop singer, Kyary Pamyu Pamyu. It’s a sickly sweet popsicle of a tune from the cult singer. You can catch the Princess of Kawaii Harajuku Culture play in London for a one off show at KOKO on July 8.
Good things come to those who wait. At over twelve minutes long, the new video for ‘Into The Night’ is a Lynchian delight, this time from experimental trio, Xiu Xiu. It’s a beautiful mirage of colour and twisted shapes; director Barrera says he wanted to convey “a feminist message, feminism that understands masculinity and femininity as social constructs that each society draws upon depending on its own interests, where we can rebuild these concepts in the way we want it.”
Continuing with the Twin Peaks-esque vibes, NYC rock-duo Beverly have shared an eerie video ahead of their UK tour next month. The fuzzed up, hazy sounds of ‘South Collins’ suit the dark atmosphere of the video perfectly. The band will release their new album The Blue Swell on May 6.
This dreamy new video for ‘Only Girl’ is from alt-r&b badass Kali Uchis: “I was inspired by fake love, Edie Sedgwick, Nancy Sinatra and Calle 13,” says Uchis. “The video speaks on how disposable/replaceable ‘lovers’ are treated and the things we will say/do out of loneliness.” The song features Vince Staples and The Internet’s Steve Lacy and was produced by Kaytranada.
Rounding things up nicely are singer/guitarist Shauna Tohill and beat-maker Collette Williams, who make feisty rock music together as Rews. Their raw alt sound brings to mind the grunge-punk of bands like The Breeders and Throwing Muses. Watch the girls rock out in the video for ‘Shake Shake’.
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