July 2018 has been a thrilling month for music videos so far. Energetic, beautifully shot, intensely introspective. Our minds are still reeling from June, and yet halfway through this month we’ve already had three to four times the amount of impressive visual representations from musicians around the world. We compiled a quick list of some of our favorite music videos so far this month, and we’re sure you’ll discover a gem or two to add to your playlist for the remainder of your summer shenanigans!
(P.S. There is a video from June in this roundup. And that’s because we do what we want.)
Canadian band Frontperson recently released a music video for their new single “Tick-Tock”. In Kathryn Calder and Mark Andrew Hamilton’s latest project, they have created an effortlessly cool track with a video to match. The video is entirely made up of athletes in reverse, making it a hypnotic companion to their easy-going vocals. It highlights the absurdity of the physical activity that sports call for, like pole vaulting or track and field. Rewind it and the image is disconcerting, but you can’t seem to look away. It makes for a unique video that encapsulates an equally unique (and immensely talented) band.
Their debut album Frontrunner is out on September 21st. Check out the video, and keep up with the band here.
Built up of talented musicians and performers, up and coming band Slothrust recently released an exciting and rebellious video for their song ‘Double Down’ on July 12th. The video as well as the band, presents a sense of rock music along with a mix of alternative genres, that gives the video a carefree rock and roll vibe, which is the type of attitude that everybody needs this summer. ‘Double Down’ is just a taste for what’s to come off of Slothrust’s new album THE PACT, which is to be released on September 14th. Slothrust provides an aspect of carefree yet meaningful and empowering music that is appealing to anyone no matter what genre it may be. Make sure you’re ready for when their new album comes out, because it will be sure to set all of the bars!
In May, indie pop act The Ramona Flowers – comprised of Dave Betts (keys/guitar), Steve Bird (singer), Ed Gallimore (drummer), Sam James (guitar), and Wayne Jones (bass) – released their third full-length album, 11-track stunner Strangers. And, though we are impressed by each track and the way it tells a story as a whole, we are even more impressed by the new visual representation that goes along with single “Ghost”.
The video takes place in a large, modern home nestled amongst the trees. If you’ve ever seen the Twilight series on the big screen, then imagine the band performing in the dark, uninhabited halls of Edward’s family home. Voyeuristic frames of a woman, with more artistic, visceral shots thrown in as well to keep the entire 3:44 captivating.
Parker Bossley, a soulful singer from Canada, with many past music experiences such as playing in Hot Hot Heat and The Gay Nineties, recently released the song ‘Chemicals’ on June 14, 2018. This song combines the likes of indie rock music mixed with alternative feels that gives it the right combination for a perfect 2018 summer song. The instrumentals used in this song – such as tambourine and the steady drum beat – give this song a modern, yet classic, style so that it is not set to one specific genre, style, or category. This makes it enjoyable for everyone to listen to.
Admits Parker, “‘Chemicals’ is me writing about my relationships with drugs and love. The hook was spawned in my head on the 3rd day of a festival when the drugs just literally didn’t work anymore.”
Make sure to keep and eye on up and coming music star Parker Bossley for more soulful and modern music along with a new music video for ‘Chemicals’ coming out on July 13th!
Australian psych collective Psychedelic Porn Crumpets really elicits a reaction with their band name alone. Then you turn on their music, and the excitement mounts. But there’s nothing like the strange, truly psychedelic energy in their new music video for “Cornflake”. Imagine some of the most kaleidoscope-like visuals you can, ripe with alien fights on hover boards, and a storyline you won’t soon forget. That’s “Cornflake” for you, animated bu Mike Wyatt (Attack Animation).
Another impressive original soundscape from this group, infinitely more mind-blowing than we expected.