MNEK LIKES PRIMARY COLOURS AND 90s-SITCOM GRAPHICS
Well, that’s what his new video for single Wrote A Song About You seems to show us. After making a name for himself on electronic duo Gorgon City’s smash Ready For Your Love, MNEK is doing his solo thing.
The Vines are staging a comeback. The Australian noughties garage rock band have returned with this quick-hit, psychedelic, heavy-sounding single full of scream-y lyrics, bangin’ drums and shredding. Their forthcoming album, Wicked Nature is being funded via Pledge Music. Fans can donate to receive vinyl and lyric packages. We like the freshness of this two minute guitar blast and the video’s pretty awesome too. Good to get wasted to, good to shake over a hangover.
INTERPOL’S NEW VIDEO FOR ALL THE RAGE BACK HOME IS HERE
And it’s very nice, indeed. A black and white affair, cutting between the band slick and well-dressed in a studio and a surfer riding big frothy waves. A bit like that Guinness advert with the horses. Kind of. Great song too. We can’t wait for forthcoming album El Pintor.
Chris Martin, of Coldplay (obviously) and Cat Power a.k.a Chan Marshall have teamed up to perform the title song from Zach Braff’s forthcoming Kickstarter-funded film, Wish I Was Here. You can now listen to it HERE, streamed via NPR.
The soundtrack is full of originals. Here’s the full tracklisting:
1. The Shins - So Now What 2. Gary Jules - Broke Window 3. Radical Face - The Mute 4. Hozier - Cherry Wine (Live) 5. Bon Iver - Holocene 6. Badly Drawn Boy - The Shining 7. Jump, Little Children - Mexico 8. Cat Power & Coldplay - Wish I Was Here 9. Allie Moss - Wait It Out 10. Paul Simon - The Obvious Child 11. Japanese Wallpaper - Breathe In (feat. Wafia) 12. Bon Iver - Heavenly Father 13. Aaron Embry - Raven’s Song 14. The Weepies - Mend 15. The Head and the Heart - No One To Let You Down
Guardian Music is inviting aspiring music video directors to submit their self-produced clips to us. We are offering two downloadable songs to choose from, then it’s up to you to show us what you can do with a camera, some editing software, and your amazing creativity!
We will choose the best video once all submissions are in, and feature it on our site, with a critique as to why we picked it as our favourite. It’s a great chance for you to prove your skills as a video director, and for us to showcase some music we really like.
Road to Glastonbury 2014: Michael Eavis interview – video
"The prelude to the Glastonbury festival, which will draw more than 200,000 people to Worthy Farm in Somerset, is punctuated by a flurry of local activity. To mark the start of the festival season, Pilton locals and festival staff compete in a skittles match as well as running a charity raffle to help farmers affected by the floods that hit Somerset last year. Michael Eavis, the Glastonbury founder, talks about the buildup to this year’s festival."