This week’s selection includes some of the best British bands out right now. Two Door Cinema Club get turned into bowling balls, The 1975 keep things crisp and classy, whilst the Disclosure boys take us on a scenic trip through Europe. Add to that some fantastic animation courtesy of Eric Shaw and a video featuring an island 2000km away from the nearest continent and we have another cracking collection for your viewing pleasure. Have a fantastic weekend and be sure to let us know your thoughts in the comments section below.
Disclosure – You & Me (Dir. Luke Monaghan)
Monaghan details the kind of trip all young couples aspire to embark on at some point in their relationship. There’s laughter, tears, Amsterdam coffee shops and everything else you’d expect during a trip through Europe. If you didn’t have itchy feet before, you will now.
The 1975 – The City (Dir. James Booth)
The Manchester four-piece are quickly becoming one of the most highly-anticipated bands of 2013 after the release of their EP Facedown back in August. With serious airplay from BBC Radio 1 under their belts it was only a matter of time before they got the recognition they deserve. “The City” is the latest release from the guys’ forthcoming EP, IV. You’d be a fool to miss it.
Two Door Cinema Club – Handshake (Dir. Sam Pilling)
Two Door Cinema Club’s latest video will terrify bald men everywhere. Already banned by MTV, the Northern Irish rockers find their heads being used as bowling balls in a gritty bowling face off (if such a thing exists). I’m not worried though; the sheer size and weight of my nut should be more than enough to dissuade anyone from trying this on me.
Wild Nothing – A Dancing Shell (Dir. Hayley Akins)
Painter Eric Shaw designed all the artwork for Wild Nothing’s latest EP, Empty Estate released through Captured Tracks and Bella Union. Hayley Akins and Andy Williams animated his paintings for the video using After Effects and the whole thing fits together beautifully with Wild Nothing’s changing new wave sound.
Killbot Kindergarten – Back The Fuck Up (Dir. Adam Sait & Noel Smyth) (Highsnobiety Premiere)
Killbot Kindergarten are electro folks. Two soul children with a glass-bottomed boat and pentatonic sails. Hailing from Melbourne, Australia, Youka Snell and Adam Sait have clocked up the air miles recently performing at sold-out underground shows in Berlin, pulling all-nighters in Las Vegas and rocking Kasbahs in Marrakech. In this video we see them losing their sanity on Norfolk Island, a tiny rock situated in the South Pacific Ocean. Sait explains “Norfolk Island is an abandoned penal colony and was once one of the most brutal jails on the planet. It was impossible to escape being 2000kms away from the nearest continent and people actually used to cry when they weren’t given a death sentence.” Simply said, this has to be one of the most visually stunning videos released this year.