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.

Some pipes on this one, eh?

BANKS GOES POPPIER THAN EVER

LA singer-songwriter Banks is pretty unstoppable right now. She played Lovebox festival in London last weekend, and topped the Hype Machine’s most-blogged artist of 2014 list yesterday.

Now, here’s her lyric video for (infuriatingly catchy) Tim Anderson-produced Beggin For Thread, off her forthcoming debut album. Chair-dancing, COMMENCE.

THE VINES ARE BACK WITH METAL ZONE

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.

CAT POWER & CHRIS MARTIN DUET - WISH I WAS HERE

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

Fancy yourself as a music video director?

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.

FIND OUT MORE HERE. Below are the two tracks you can create a video for!

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."

See more here.

BOMBAY BICYCLE CLUB RELEASE VIDEO FOR COME TO

It’s a live performance of the latest single to be taken from So Long, See You Tomorrow. Read our review of the album here.

LANA DEL REY IS NOT HAPPY WITH THE GUARDIAN

See above. Although she got a bit confused between Tim Jonze and Alexis Petridis. This is the piece she is talking about, Tim Jonze's interview. This is the review of Ultraviolence, by Alexis Petridis.

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