Get Across The Most Epic Videos We Saw This Week
Whether its speeding through the desert or running through a park, everyone is on the move this week. Let this be your soundtrack.
Words by Hayley Franklin
DZ Deathrays – ‘Bad Influence’
DZ Deathrays have ripped out another hard-hitting scorcher, this time in the form of dance punk banger ‘Bad Influence’. At just over a minute long, this latest offering packs a lot of kick. So does the video, which was directed and filmed by Noel Smyth. DZ Deathrays have just been announced as a support act for Foo Fighters this January, following their run at Falls Festival.
Manu Crook$ – ‘Under Pressure’
Following the release of his debut EP Mood Forever earlier this year, Manu Crook$ has released an epic road trip video for his track ‘Under Pressure’. Journeying through Australia’s rural regions, the video features the Sydeny-via-Ghana artist speeding through a series of swish vehicles and scenic landscapes. It’s a very cool addition to the slick production and smooth vocals that roll through the track, proving that Australian hip-hop competes on a global scale. Manu Crook$ has just been added to the lineup for Copresents, more info here.
Nic Cester – ‘Psichebello’
Jet’s frontman Nic Cester has announced his debut solo album with the release of a warm dreamy track, ‘Psichebello’. Drenched in psychedelic influences, the eclectic track was recorded with a group of amazing Italian musicians, who have also lent their talents to the soulful bluesy rock on the rest of the anticipated album Sugar Rush, (out on Friday 3 November through Mushroom’s new label Bloodline.) In the meantime we have the trippy colourful video by Dr D Foothead on repeat.
Slowly Slowly – ‘Aliens’
Melbourne rockers Slowly Slowly have released a fierce and beautiful new single ‘Aliens’. As always, singer Ben Stewart’s emotional voice perfectly punches messages home over the band’s melodic progressions, with honest lyrics such as “But no I don’t do nothing: I’m a cog, I’m a button; little corporate springboard with a western landlord.” The video features the boys rocking out in a picturesque valley with plenty of sun flares and slow-mo shots. Catch Slowly Slowly rocking out in the flesh when they launch ‘Aliens’ at Howler next month.
RY X – ‘Bad Love’
Aussie singer-songwriter RY X has released a brand new single ‘Bad Love’ and a super lush film clip to match. While the track itself is minimal, featuring RY X’s sweet whispery voice and a moody synth beneath it, the video directed by Irrum is highly elaborate. Every frame looks like a painting, as RY X and some beautful women surround themselves with fleshy fruits, fishies and fans in the picturesque Mexican bush. This is RY X’s first new material since his debut album Dawn, which dropped last year.
Dean Lewis – ‘Lose My Mind’
Romantic singer-songwriter Dean Lewis has shared another heart-wrenching track, this time in the form of bittersweet track ‘Lose My Mind’. Lewis’s voice is equal parts tender and angst-ridden, as he croons “I tried to hold on tight to make you mine, but lost each time”, and the cinematic drums, piano and chorus vocals only add to the heartbreak. The video, directed by Josh Logue, is a quirky love story, featuring a deep sea diver and Lewis holding a boom mic. You can catch Dean Lewis when he tours the country this Summer.
Kelela – ‘LMK’ (Behind The Scenes)
RnB goddess Kelela has shared a behind the scenes video for her latest track ‘LMK‘. Featuring footage from the making of her fierce music video, Kelela’s narration gives insight into the track. “It’s sort of this ode to all the ladies that aren’t trying to go that deep but still want to have respectful interactions,” Kelela says of her intricate and catchy track, as we see the less glamorous studio life of rigging lights and practicing choreography. Kelela will be over here this December to support The xx on their east coast tour.
British India – ‘Midnight Homie (My Best Friends)’
To celebrate the release of their new album Forgetting The Future, British India, shared a lyric video for one of their favourite tracks ‘Midnight Homie (My Best Friends)’. The most dance-punk sounding track on the album, it’s an injection of unstoppable energy with fearless lyrics like “My life is better than your whole life”. The video slams the fierce lyrics home with some mesmerisingly colourful animation. British India have just kicked off their album launch tour, more info here.