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Still Corners – Berlin Lovers

Berlin LoversThis video for Still Corners’ new single ‘Berlin Lovers’ is lovely. It was directed by Christian Sorensen Hansen and reminds me a bit of Christiane F, but without the heroin. Imagine that Christiane F. and Detlev are a lot more innocent – just two regular teens who don’t inject smack into their veins, or give strangers handjobs for drug money – and this is pretty much it. Considering the song is called ‘Berlin Lovers’, perhaps the similarities aren’t even a coincidence. Either way, I like it.

Carousels – Over Me

Carousels bandHere is my favourite song off the ‘Pop’ EP from Cambridge-based shoegazers, Carousels. This isn’t the official video, but someone on Youtube has combined ‘Over Me’ with some nice clips of everyone’s favourite narcoleptic – River Phoneix’s character in ‘My Own Private Idaho’! Drink it in with your eyes and ears…

Shields – Mezzanine

Vicky Simmons has directed the video for this feel-good single, titled ‘Mezzanine’. By casting sock puppets as each band member in Shields, she has succeeded in turning the archetypal “I’m so poor I had to make you something” gift into something which is suddenly strangely appealing. Seriously, I’m considering making everyone sock puppets for Christmas this year. Hmmm…

Tame Impala – Elephant

I love this new single by Tame Impala. Although they have still retained their mellow sound, they have added a foot-stomping beat to it and some trippy disco synths. The finished result, titled ‘Elephant’ is incredible! The video, which was created by artist Yoshi Sodeoka, possesses all the attributes that I’ve now come to expect from this genre of music – chromatic effects, kaleidoscopic visuals and vivid colours. This neo-psychedelic aesthetic is beginning to look sort of clichéd and predictable, but I still like it, so I’m not going to whine about the fact that bands are kind of doing it to death.

The Raveonettes

I’m interviewing The Raveonettes in a couple of hours for FAULT Magazine – pretty exciting! But, as luck would have it, I also have a horrible cold and I’m contacting them via Skype, so I’l be rasping my questions over to Sune and Sharin with a little difficulty. Hopefully they won’t think I’m too much of a weirdo. I’ll mostly be asking about their upcoming album, ‘Observator’, which is due for release in just under two weeks, on Vice Records. Below, you can watch the video for their latest single, ‘She Owns The Streets’.

SPLASHH – All I Wanna Do

Hazy dreampop from Splashh, accompanied by appropriately lo-fi visuals. Expect big things from them, as they have already been snapped up by Luv Luv Luv Records.

Luv-ly stuff.

Beach House – Lazuli

Beautiful cosmic visuals for another gorgeously ethereal song. Ahhh, so typically Beach House.