Tuesday, 18 July 2017

VidList: Alt-J, Blond Ambition, Gordi & Jenn Grant

Alt-J - Deadcrush

Alt-J - Deadcrush

Info: On our new feature, The VidList, REMY brings you your weekly dose of the best new video releases from outside of Ireland. This week we feature the latest visual delights from Alt-J, Blond Ambition, Gordi and Jenn Grant.

Alt-J released the video for their latest single 'Deadcrush' last week on the 12th of July, it's the fourth single from their third album Relaxer which came out earlier this summer, with the Leeds band currently in the middle of a US and European tour which will conclude on the 30th of August in Moscow. Describing the video itself the band profer that it's; "a collaboration between choreographer Darcy Wallace and director/dream weaver Young Replicant. Lee Miller, Anne Boleyn and Sylvia Plath - our three deadcrushes - are conjured up by a supercomputer in a post-apocalyptic world."

Blond Ambition - Stupid Boy / Girl

L.A.'s Blond Ambition features next, with single 'Stupid Boy / Girl' coming from the new solo project by Ex-Cops' Brian Harding. The single is taken from his debut solo album, the electro-pop treat Slow All Over. It's upbeat disco-pop intro belies the struggles that still face the LGBT community, both from outside and internally on an individual basis, yet is hopeful, as it also captures the vivacity, camaraderie and creativity to be found within.

Sydney's Gordi just dropped her video for single 'On My Side' from forthcoming debut LP Reservoir which will be released on the 25th of August. Sophie Payton grew up on a rural farm in Australia, her first foray into music came from sitting down at her mother's out of tune piano (a wedding gift) as a child and subsequently getting her first guitar aged 12. Beyond the drive-way of her childhood home is her 93-year-old grandmother's house, and past that she says; "is just beautiful space. And what else would you fill it with if not music?" 

Gordi - On My Side

Canada's Jenn Grant shares the latest video from her 2017 album Paradise, 'Sorry Doesn't Know'. We had the pleasure of attending an intimate performance upstairs in Whelan's a few months ago by Grant and fellow Canadian Hannah Georgas. The award-winning songstress pulls out all of the 1970's disco-funk glam with the video produced by Daniel Ledwell. 

Regarding the video itself, Grant explains; "I really wanted to have something visual that reflected the sense of freedom and power that I feel these songs are giving me. So we just did something free and playful with what we had at home. Dan played around with black lights and made filters out of different coloured tissue paper. We set up a big backdrop in our living room and experimented with creating something simple but beautiful."

Jenn Grant - Sorry Doesn't Know

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