SOUND AND VISION: This Week’s Best New Videos
03 Nov 2016
Because we might be all about the music, but we love a good visual too.
This week, a host of RFB faves have been dazzling us, not just with their marvellous melodies but also with some fine slices of audio-visual glory (aka damn good videos) too. Grab a cuppa, kick your feet back and feast your eyes upon them all below...
FOXYGEN, 'FOLLOW THE LEADER'
Like the lost scene from Richard Linklater's recent 70s paean 'Everybody Wants Some!', 'Follow The Leader' finds our heroes Sam and Rado leading a bunch of hepcats on a merry dance through the swings and roundabouts (literally) of a hazy kids playground to the sweet sounds of their psych show tunes. It's the first cut from forthcoming LP 'Hang' (out January 20), and you can see why next week's intimate Oslo show sold out in mere minutes.
NOGA EREZ, 'DANCE WHILE YOU SHOOT'
Like Tel Aviv's answer to MIA, Noga Erez blends trap beats, spitting rhymes and all manner of samples to create the kind of effortless concoction that comes along all too infrequently. 'Dance While You Shoot' - the singer's first track on City Slang - is backed by a similarly slick visual, all clouds of smoke and gritty industrialism. But even in the middle of all kinds of cinematic scenes, it's still impossible to take your eyes off Erez. She'll be playing her first London show at Paper Dress Vintage on the 24th. Tickets very limited.
BING & RUTH, 'STARWOOD CHOKER',
And it's a big congratulations to Brooklyn's Bing & Ruth, who announced their signing to 4AD this week with the premiere of new track 'Starwood Choker'. An atmospheric, layered journey through tumbling pianos and ominous low drones, the track is accompanied by a similarly oblique video directed by Sébastien Cros - all low lighting and dapples of sun caressing an unspecified space and time. Tickets for Cecil Sharp House on the 29th are going fast...