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Posts Tagged ‘video’

Let’s Go Extinct: Fanfarlo introduce the video for current single Cell Song

Cell Song follows the theme of the latest Fanfarlo album, full of ideas about human evolution and possible futures...

Written by Amelia Gregory

The Cell by Gemma Cotterell

The Cell by Gemma Cotterell.

Fanfarlo's released their stunning third album Let's Go Extinct back in February. As the title suggests the lyrics were inspired by human evolution and possible futures, ideas that have been melded into big beautiful pop songs. Here founding member Simon Balthazar introduces their new single, Cell Song:



Cell Song is a song about the body. Most of us think of ourselves as an individual, a unity. Some sort of lone spirit living inside the head of a soft machine. But really we are the product of billions of little organisms that at one point decided that they were better off together, and so gave up their independence and joined together in a pact for survival. Maybe this constant noise of thoughts could be thought of as the incessant nattering and negotiating of all those billions of little creatures trying to settle their differences and act as one.

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MT Warning on the making of Midnight Dawn with Taylor Steele

Mikey Bee describes his unique collaborative process with film maker Taylor Steele, who helped shape not only the video for Midnight Dawn, but the entire Midnight Set album.

Written by Amelia Gregory

MT Warning by James Grover.
Mikey Bee (aka MT Warning) was playing a solo show in Australia, when American film-maker Taylor Steele happened to be in the audience. Intrigued by the …

Gabby Young introduces the video for new single I’ve Improved

The acclaimed flame haired singer gives us an exclusive peek at the making of the video to accompany new single I've Improved.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Gabby Young by Emma Farrarons.
Gabby Young and Other Animals have announced their return this April with a brand new album, the third from the acclaimed North London songstress. One Foot …

Boo, Forever introduce the video for Motif

Kent based band Boo, Forever are set to play a series of Kent venues in the coming months. Watch the woozy video for their new tune Motif here.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Boo Forever by band member Benjamin Fletcher.
Kent based band Boo, Forever are a collective who make woozy lo-fi electronica. As they get ready to support Casual Sex at the brand …

Reichenbach Falls introduce the new video for their single Stay Home

Reichenbach Falls have produced another beautiful video, with a little help from actress Hannah Bristow and set designer Anouska Lester.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Stay Home, Elizabeth by EdieOP.
Abe Davies from Reichenbach Falls introduces the new video for current single Risky, taken from the album Reports of Snow, which we covered last year here. 
This …

Arthur Rigby and the Baskervylles introduce the new single and video for Moonlit Strangers

The beautifully shot video for Moonlit Strangers features a snorting horse, eery coloured smoke and lovelorn children.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Arthur Rigby & The Baskervylles by Rachel Morris*
Leeds based Chamber Pop band Arthur Rigby & the Baskervylles release new track Moonlit Strangers with an accompanying video. Lush orchestration and multi-layered vocals tell …

Tim Plester introduces ET IN MOTORCADIA EGO!

Film maker Tim Plester experiments with online video art in this short film, an homage to American counter culture of the 60s.

Written by Amelia Gregory

ET IN MOTORCADIA EGO! is a spontaneous dream-poem that was inspired by The Beat Writers, American Counter-Culture and the iconography surrounding the assassination of President John Fitzgerald Kennedy. Here film …

Introducing Charlotte OC: Colour My Heart

New singer songwriter Charlotte OC is set to win your heart with a beguiling sound described as 'spooky gospel.' Here she talks about the inspiration behind new single Colour My Heart.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Charlotte OC by Sally Cotterill.
New singer songwriter Charlotte OC has created a bewitching and unique ’spooky gospel sound’ which combines darkness and beauty. Her latest track, Colour My Heart, was …

Welsh singer Lydia Baylis introduces her new single Life Without You

The Welsh singer songwriter is set to release her debut album A Darker Trace: here she introduces her latest single, plus a link to a free download for the track, Happy Man.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Lydia Baylis by Daria Hlazatova.
Having completed a history degree at Oxford University Welsh singer songwriter Lydia Baylis has made a major career change and is set to release her debut …

Annie Dressner introduces her new single Don’t Feel The Same

Annie Dressner returns with a beautiful new single, Don't Feel The Same, accompanied by a lovely lo-fi video.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Annie Dressner by Rose Petal Deer (Emily Katherine Reader).
We introduced you to singer songwriter Annie Dressner earlier this year, and now she’s back with a new single Don’t Feel The …

An interview with singer songwriter Phildel

Phildel collaborates with ethical designer Henrietta Ludgate to create a choreographed Maypole dance set to her music that will be performed at her upcoming Bush Hall gig.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Phildel by Laura Hickman.
Singer songwriter Phildel celebrates the imminent launch of her debut album The Disappearance of a Girl with the launch of a special remix of her song Union …

Introducing Tiny Dancer: Who Am I?

There's a new pop star on the scene: Kate Bush has been rebooted for the 21st century in the form of Sheffield's Tiny Dancer. Step this way...

Written by Amelia Gregory

Tiny Dancer by Jo Ley.
It’s not often that I get over-excited about a music artist on the basis of one video, but that is exactly what happened after hearing the …

Beatrix Players describe the making of the video for Unpolished Pearl

The Beatrix Players have put together an incredibly complex animation for new single Unpolished Pearl. Here they describe how it came about.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Cello and vocals drive the melody in Unpolished Pearl, a gothic pop song accompanied by a stunning animated video in which the band members are caught up in a surreal …

Gabby Young describes the making of the video for new single Walk Away

Gabby Young's new single is accompanied by a subtly beautiful video that features her father: here she describes how this collaboration came about.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Gabby Young by Eleanor Ballard.
Walk Away is a ballad from Gabby Young’s wonderful new album The Band Called Out For Me. Here the trained opera singer and songwriter extraordinaire describes …

Ben Schneider of Lord Huron describes the making of new video Time To Run

Indonesian spaghetti Western meets experimental West Coast pop? Hell yes, here's the new single from Lord Huron.

Written by Amelia Gregory

I love Time To Run, the new single by LA based alt pop band Lord Huron: it’s a big Appalachian infused pop melody accompanied by a wonderful spoof video of …

Video Single: Ymbelydredd by Gwenno

Gwenno Saunders of The Pipettes returns with the sweetest of pop sounds on her Welsh language EP Ymbelydredd. Enjoy the summery lead single here.

Written by Amelia Gregory

It matters not a jot that the lyrics are in Welsh and despite my lineage (my Granny is Welsh) I understand not one word – on Gwenno’s new EP Ymbelydredd …

The Rodnik Band: S/S 2012 ‘Cod Save The Sea’ Diffusion Line for ASOS Interview with designer Philip Colbert

Our exclusive interview with The Rodnik Band designer Philip Colbert, talking about his work and the launch of a diffusion line for ASOS from his S/S 2012 'Cod Save The Sea' collection in collaboration with the Environmental Justice Foundation.

Written by Maria Papadimitriou

The Rodnik Band SS12 ‘Cod Save The Sea’ by Claire Jones Art
You studied History of Art and Philosophy. Tell me a little about these roots, how you ended up working …

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Introducing The Rodnik Band: S/S 2012 ‘Cod Save The Sea’ Diffusion Line for ASOS

We paid an exclusive visit to the studio of unique British brand The Rodnik Band to preview the launch of a diffusion line for ASOS from his S/S 2012 'Cod Save The Sea' collection. In part one we introduce designer Philip Colbert.

Written by Maria Papadimitriou

The Rodnik Band SS12 ‘Cod Save The Sea’ by Helena Maratheftis
On a fine London morning in early June – I know, hard to believe – I had the privilege of …

An interview with film director and animator Britta Johnson: making the King Kong Kitchie Kitchie Ki Me O video for Laura Veirs

I love the animated video that accompanies this 'Family Folk' song by musician Laura Veirs. Featuring a cast of colourful characters.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Continuing a run of blogs about brilliant animated music videos, check out this treasure from multi-disciplinary designer Britta Johnson. In November last year American folk musician Laura Veirs released Tumble …

Andrew Bird, Eyeoneye: Animated Music Video Review

The new music video from singer songwriter Andrew Bird features a brilliant animation by Yu “Ewan” Morita. Think fuzzy felt and spinning planets!

Written by Amelia Gregory

I absolutely love the new animated video which accompanies Andrew Bird’s song Eyeoneye, which is the first single from his album Break it Yourself, released on Bella Union earlier this …