Hopefully kicking any X Factor or Reality TV stars into touch this Christmas is Wartoad, a mysterious punk collective who have covered perennial seasonal favourite, Merry Xmas Everybody, by Slade. The video is huge fun, splicing together scenes from Z-Movie Santa Claus Meets the Martians with scenes of political unrest, stage antics and cute little dogs, which you can never have too many of. A percentage of sales of the single go to homeless charity, The Passage, so do your festive duty!
We’d never really considered foxes as frightening, but we’re beginning to wonder how we’ve ever managed to sleep at night after watching this. JohnlikeJohn’s resident fox (possibly in all sense, we couldn’t possibly say), Twiggy, gets her breakout role in Faking Foxes, the nightmarish new video released by the rising folk collective. Don’t have nightmares. But you will.
Is there a point to making music videos any more? Here’s your answer – “yes”, any day of the week. Brilliantly executed, Cholesterol Jones’ video to his latest track, “Satan’s in Heaven”, sees him bearing his teeth and mauling Donald Trump, whilst still delivering a brilliant song and a video which drags you in from the very beginning. No-one is going to walk away from this one before it finishes, testament to Cholesterol’s indie-folk songwriting and his video-making skills. “Satan’s in Heaven” will be the lead track from the forthcoming EP of the same name. It has made us very happy.
Utterly intoxicating stuff from Ms Mohammed, the founder of Clit Rock and champion of human rights, has released the video to Alibi…just in time for Halloween.
In actual fact, despite looking like a video directed by the Ramsay Brothers, it’s a salient commentary challenging the labels given to minorities, with the aim, ultimately, being that we exist simply as people. Incredibly cinematic, we look forward to more vampish politics very soon.
From music creator Matteo, comes the music video for “Tudo Gira” off of latest album ‘Mãe da Lua’ from Kalibé. Bringing in aspects of cultural and spiritual life, this is an enchanting and beautifully constructed piece. Conveying picturesque scenery and wonderful parts of the world, this video does not disappoint.
Feline and Strange are currently midway through their headlining tour of the UK, leading a whole host of Steam Punk-influenced bands through everything from cabaret to rock to punk. Here’s a glimpse of the (Feline and) Strangeness you can expect:
The Lab, Northampton – 6th Oct
Musician, Leicester – 7th Oct
The George, Belper – 13th Oct
NEM, Heanor – 14th Oct
Wagon & Horses, Birmingham – 15th Oct
Museum of Water and Power, Brentford -20th Oct
The Albert, Brighton – 22nd Oct
Ever willing to challenge the norm, Johann Sebastian Punk, our favourite Italian pop star EVER, has released the first music video ever made which features phonetic subtitles. As ever, the fact no-one has ever called for this makes it all the more joyous and marvellous. Dig in!