Best New Videos: August
August was a bloody cracker for music videos. From PC Music bubblegum goodness and upside-down worlds to the most whack episode of the Saddle Club you’ve ever seen, getcha peepers on these beauties from August.
MUKI - Sassaparilla
Director: Matt Sharp
Australia finally has its own applicant to the school of PC Music. MUKI takes her bubbly fizzbucket of a track and translates it into a visual love-letter to the anti-pop genre. QT eatcha heart out.
LANKS - Comfortable
Director: Justin Carrig
LANKS, aka Will Cumming, poured his heart out into this stirring song, assuming the perspective of a friend grappling with a loved one’s suicide. Director Justin Carrig illustrates the driving beat with Cumming taking a cathartic sprint out of the serene yet encroaching forest. To quote LANKS himself, "it's lonely, it's emotional, it's a new direction from making videos in my living room".
MANE - What If The Love Dies
Director: Kieran Ellis-Jones
Love is blind-folded... Or something like that right? The video for MANE’s dramatic ballad takes inspo from that Kirsten Dunst movie where lovers inhabit two separate worlds stacked on top of each other, but THIS version has blindfolds. It’s a dizzying experience, so pack a blindfold and don’t look down.
RAAVE TAPES - k bye
Director: James Fox
Hello world, remember the episode of Saddle Club where "Stevie, Carol and Lisa" get the "Horse Medicine" back from the evil clutches of "Mean Veronica"?? Well get down the k-hole and watch it again m8s.
Majora - Aphotic
Director: Tim Grove
Here’s one for your bucket list: run into the sea and obliterate all oceanic life with a few tiny bullet laser robots. If this video from post-rock monoliths Majora is anything to go by, it’s a fkn awesome thing to do.