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Video of the Moment #2264: Sinkane

By on Tuesday, 17th January 2017 at 6:00 pm

Header photo by Jo Bongard

Ahmed Gallab, better known as Sinkane, will be releasing a new album next month. ‘Life & Livin’ It’ follows his acclaimed 2015 album ‘Mean Love’, which spawned a series of excellent singles and took Gallab around the world on a dizzying set of live dates. Back in November, he unveiled the funky ‘U’Huh’, featured here on TGTF as a previous Video of the Moment.

Tonight, we’ve got another cut from the upcoming LP, ‘Telephone’, in the form of its promo video. It was filmed in a single shot in Lisbon, Portugal flat and stars classically-trained ballerina Kelly Nakamura and Sinkane himself. As you might imagine for a promo with a professional dancer, as well as how everyone was dressed in the promo for ‘U’Huh’, this is the kind of music to get you on your feet. Watch the music video below. Stay tuned for ‘Life & Livin’ It’, which will be released on the 10th of February on City Slang.

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(SXSW 2017 flavoured!) Live Gig Video: VANT share stylised ‘Do You Know Me?’ video from December 2016 London Scala show

By on Tuesday, 17th January 2017 at 4:00 pm

London via Newcastle protest band VANT are just chomping at the bit for their opportunity to wow punters at SXSW 2017 in March. Don’t believe me? Read my interview with their frontman Mattie Vant from November through here. For those of you (and myself) who have not have the wonderful opportunity to see the group perform live, either at a regular headline show, or at their homecoming show back at Newcastle Cluny in early November for last autumn’s edition of Dr. Martens’ #STANDFORSOMETHING tour, they’ve got something special for us.

In December, they performed at London Scala in the north of the city. It’s a pretty cool venue to start out with, so any live video shared from the place would look very cool anyway. However, they didn’t stop there. Through stylised editing of the actual performance as if a moving scrapbook, as well as coverage of their fans queueing outside and enjoying the show once inside, this video comes across as high-energy documentation of the band’s blistering live performance experience. Watch it below. Stay tuned of our coverage of VANT when we’re out in Austin. To read through our growing back catalogue of coverage on VANT, follow this link.

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Video of the Moment #2263: Dutch Uncles

By on Monday, 16th January 2017 at 6:00 pm

Before the new year, Manchester math rockers Dutch Uncles revealed ‘Big Balloon’, the lead single and title track to their upcoming newest studio album. ‘Big Balloon’ the LP will be their fifth and is scheduled for release on Memphis Industries on the 17th of February. At the start of December, our Adam reviewed the single, now A-listed on BBC 6 Music. You can read Adam’s review through this link.

The single now has a promo video, directed by Nick Middleton and filmed at Buxton Raceway. Getting to the place required a drive through some idyllic countryside, and I’m assuming the contrast between the rolling green hills of England and mangled metal cars was intentional. It’s like the beguiling study of contrasts that every Dutch Uncles song contains. Watch the video below. We’ve got a pretty big archive on the band on TGTF, which you can have a look through here.

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(SXSW 2017 flavoured!) Video of the Moment #2262: Happyness

By on Friday, 13th January 2017 at 6:00 pm

London lo-fi group Happyness are heading out to SXSW 2017 and Austin for a second time in March. Though you might think lo-fi rockers would be slackers by their laid-back sound, this trio has been hard at work over the last year. Back in September, they released the ‘Tunnel Vision on Your Part’ EP, which featured the opening track ‘Anna, Lisa Calls’, which we featured in this previous Live Gig Video feature here.

Now they’ve announced the release date for their sophomore album, the follow-up to 2014’s now beloved ‘Weird Little Birthday’. ‘Write-In’ will be released on Moshi Moshi in the UK and Bar/None in America on the 7th of April, just a few weeks after their appearance at the big dance in Austin. For an early taste of their upcoming second album, have a watch and listen to lead single ‘Falling Down’ just below. To read more on Happyness on TGTF, come right this way.

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(SXSW 2017 flavoured!) Video of the Moment #2261: SOHN

By on Thursday, 12th January 2017 at 6:00 pm

Christopher Taylor, better known as the shadowy, hooded, electronically gifted producer creature SOHN, releases his second album tomorrow. ‘Rennen’ will be available from 4AD from all good physical and online shops in 6 hours for the Brits and the Irish, and a bit longer for us here in the States. You can read my review of the highly enjoyable LP back here. The album opens with ‘Hard Liquor’, which now has its own music video.

The promo takes full advantage of the juxtaposition of light and dark, black and white, and in a beautifully artful way. The video also plays to the darkness of alcohol dependency and depression. Watch it below. I’m very excited to get a chance to see Taylor play live again after more than 2 long years in Austin in March, as he’s scheduled to perform at this year’s SXSW 2017. To read more of TGTF’s coverage of SOHN, peruse the archive through here.

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(SXSW 2017 flavoured!) Video of the Moment #2260: IAN SWEET

By on Wednesday, 11th January 2017 at 6:00 pm

Not a man with such a name, IAN SWEET are actually a trio led by Jillian Medford. Medford used to travel and perform as a solo singer/songwriter until she hooked up with bassist Damien Scalise and drummer Tim Cheney to form their band as it is today. Last year, they released ‘Shapeshifter’, now available from Hardly Art. Ahead of their scheduled appearance at SXSW 2017 in March, they’ve released an amusing video for ‘Slime Time Live’. As one might expect for a band totally willing to laugh at themselves, the accompanying promo video includes copious amounts of the green stuff. Watch the video below. Stay tuned for more preview coverage of SXSW 2017 in the coming weeks and lead-up to the big event in Austin.

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