Best New Videos: April
Whew boy, April was a trip. There's some uncomfortable weirdness and faithful nostalgia you could roll around in. Grab the popcorn and a comfy spot on the couch, these are the best videos we found in April.
Director: Tim Barretto
You wanna know what commitment to a great vid looks like? Try filtering more than 6,000 individual frames in the Prisma app and then stitching them back together. That’s what jangly art-rockers Gaspar Sanz did for their debut clip, a huge technicolor sprint through the history of visual art. Technology ey?
Director: Cesar Rodrigues
We’ve all been on some pretty bad dates, but have you been on a date bad enough to ditch it for a fishman? Well, that’s the kooky situation that plays out in Coda Chroma’s latest. It’s full of warm tones, quirky humour and Wes Anderson references, complete with a dancing fish band.
Director: Jac Meddings
Neon floral wallpaper, white lipstick, an expressionless woman makes a soup of freckle cookies, tomato sauce, tea and raw eggs. Just another uncomfortable four minutes in blyolk’s warped-pop brain.
Director: James Ballard
What’s the most 80s thing you can imagine? Rick Astley recording a sitcom-theme worthy synth jam in a space studio run by a rejected Star Wars alien with a questionably racist accent? Cover that in a whole lot more cheese and you get this loving spoof of everything 80s from September 87. It takes some really high production values to make something look this faithfully tacky.
Director: Thomas Calder
This striking, frenetic video for Brissy duo Mid Ayr was created by Thomas Calder (Daggy Man, The Trouble With Templeton). It’s 3 and a half minutes of sheer panic, with flickering lens flares and glitch effects superimposed over uncomfortable close-ups. Like an urban, drug-addled Blair Witch Project. Heavy.
Director: Marli Lopez-Hope
A gorgeous, visually faithful dose of classic Australiana about a sweet little kid trying to save his farm. Every detail looks like it’s been plucked from the 70s from the film grain and soft yellowy palette to the boxy sedan that takes our protagonist from his home.