Sunday, 15 October 2017

The Irish VidList - Rosborough, Bad Bones, Ivy Bloom, EDEN & VJ Jackson

Derry artist Rosborough

Rosborough - Burn Blue

Info: In our latest round-up of the best Irish music video releases this week we bring you visuals from Derry's Rosborough, from Dublin we have electronic act Bad Bones, brand new band Ivy Bloom, producer EDEN and also from the capital, pop and rn'b solo act VJ Jackson.

We open with a great indie-pop single from Derry native Rosborough (above) in 'Burn Blue', it has that classic late 90's indie sound, recalling the likes of Suede, it's dramatic rise towards the tracks finale is pitch perfect and packs a really solid punch from a musician who can surely be about to turn many many heads on the music scene.

Bad Bones - You

In our last Irish playlist we wrote about Bad Bones' latest single 'You'; Having easily moved into the top tier of Irish electronic acts over the last 12 months, Dublin producer Bad Bones excites us once again on her new single 'You'. Recalling the likes of Gold Panda's jerking glitch-hop, but with a more uptempo pace, Bad Bones' sound drills through you, as though your torso were pushed right up against a massive sub-woofer speaker, this is an artist who is possibly on the cusp of over-taking the pack within her genre domestically. 

And now the accompanying video is here and boy oh boy is it stunning, candy for the eyes, directed and edited by Bad Bones herself, the visual artist perfectly captures the claustrophobia and suffocation of the track's sonic wormhole vacuum, and really should be considered one of the best Irish music videos of 2017, someone needs to add that as an award category somewhere.

Ivy Bloom - Dark Clouds

Another visually pleasing video comes from the dramatic and cinematic debut single 'Dark Clouds' by Dublin / Wexford band Ivy Bloom, opening with some breath-taking drone footage of woodlands and coast. The track itself is carved from the operatic stylings of Kate Bush or even a dash of Bonnie Tyler, singer Anna Devine strolling to heady heights with her powerful vocal performance, whilst the music flushes a Celtic-rock mist through proceedings from start to finish, quite the introduction to this new and exciting band.

EDEN - 'start // end'

Dublin-based producer EDEN, aka Jonothon Ng, shared his newest video for single 'start // end' at the end of last month. Given his phenomenal following it's not really that surprising that the video has clocked up almost 700k views since it was posted. It's a sharp and snappy piece of downtempo electronic music which has a solid pop vocal drifting emotionally across its almost 6 minutes.

Directed by Ng himself he describes the process; "I had this idea of a really densely packed visual for this song almost instantly, says Ng. "I really love cinema and visual art so I wanted to try my hand at creating something that was expressive but also had a similar latent energy to the music. After collating a ton of footage that I’ve accumulated over the past months, with the help of some friends, I set out to shoot the remaining set-pieces I had in mind."

VJ Jackson - 'FAMOUS'

We close off with the feel-good pop and rn'b grooves of Dublin solo act VJ Jackson and his latest single 'FAMOUS', the video for which was released towards the end of last week. Jackson keeps the sound tight and simple, and the production is as lush as his soulful vocal, recorded in Diffusion Labs with Marcin Ciszczon (Jafaris, Soulé, Hare Squaed), the video itself was produced by students from Pulse College. 'FAMOUS’ follows on from VJ’s previous releases 'Slow Down', 'I’ll Come Down', and his feature on Reuben James’ song 'Everything You Need'.

To view our last selection of Irish music videos on The VidList, head over here

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