NEW PUNCHING BAG-FILLED INTERPOL VIDEO, FOR TWICE AS HARD
The suited New Yorkers have just unveiled a new video, shot in their native city and directed by their singer, Paul Banks.
If you are into people sparring, slow-mo shots of people sparring and that way that boxers make skipping somehow look cool, you’re going to enjoy this.
WE MADE JESSIE WARE AND TWO INCH PUNCH SKYPE BENNY BLANCO
And then we recorded it all for a video. Benny Blanco, behind Rihanna’s Diamonds and currently working with rising star Ryn Weaver, was a giggly foil to producer Two Inch Punch’s measured warmth.
We found out who Jessie co-wrote the song with, some of her personal musings behind the track, and watched she and her producers break the song down, stem by stem. Watch away.
NEW WOMAN’S HOUR LIVE SESSION, SHOT AT LONDON’S RAG FACTORY
Ever since we caught their show at the Southbank Centre’s Purcell Room, Woman’s Hour have been worming their way into our hearts. Watch them play single In Stillness We Remain in a live session here, and head to their site for more, if their sound intrigues you.
SOULFUL ARTIST NICK HAKIM PLAYS TWO LONDON SHOWS THIS WEEK
Before the “London-centric insular mainstream media” eye-rolls begin, we’re mostly pegging this post to Nick Hakim's live dates as an excuse to share his ace single, I Don't Know (out today on his Earseed Records label).
Hakim’s a Brooklyn-based DC native, whose brand of soul-tinged R&B feels like a breath of fresh air – and whose vibrato makes him sound a little like a male Lianne La Havas. He plays Rough Trade West tonight (September 15) and a sold-out show at the Islington in Angel tomorrow night.
ELLIPHANT AND MØ TEASE VIDEO FOR SINGLE, ONE MORE
To be fair, Swedish electropop singer Elliphant’s Jafaican accent is problematic, (and say what you will about her equating geisha with prostitutes in this video) but we’re more than happy that’s she enlisted pop Dane Mø's help on this track.
Bonus points for One More if it turns out to be anywhere near as ebullient and textured as Mø’s debut album, No Mythologies to Follow. Here’s one of its past singles, for a taste.
OI, HAVE YOU TAKEN OUR BOWIE MUSIC VIDEO QUIZ YET?
In light of his announcement to release a shedload of music on November 17, we’re reliving some of his best videos. And quizzing you on how many you reckon you can identify from a deftly chosen* screengrab. Click away, and show off your Bowie knowledge (or lack thereof, if you’re so inclined).
*hilariously blurry because there was no HD video then
Obviously FKA Twigs is one of them. Head over to the site for a full rundown, and start placing your bets on who’ll follow in James Blake’s footsteps from last year.