Great new music videos

Here’s a few of the music videos we’ve been enjoying recently, including some fantasy puppetry from Bat For Lashes, beautiful black and white work from Insititute for Eyes and Yoann Lemoine, and Foals bringing dot-to-dots to life…

Here’s a few of the music videos we’ve been enjoying recently, including some fantasy puppetry from Bat For Lashes, beautiful black and white work from Insititute for Eyes and Yoann Lemoine, and Foals bringing dot-to-dots to life.

First up is the new one from Bat For Lashes, directed by Peter Sluszka, which sees Natasha Khan enter a world of stop-motion and lifesize puppets.

Bat for Lashes – “Lilies” from Hornet Inc. on Vimeo.

Directorial duo Institute for Eyes have been hard at work, creating a beautiful black and white piece for Steve Mason, starring a mysterious bandaged man (Steve Mason).

Steve Mason – Oh My Lord from Institute For Eyes on Vimeo.

The new James Blake video, directed by Martin de Thurah, takes us into a floating time warp, complete with an apocalypse-signifying meteor.

JAMES BLAKE – RETROGRADE from martin de thurah on Vimeo.

Us have directed a new video for Foals, which sees the band re-created as moving dot-to-dots, using real-life motion capture data.

Foals – My Number from Us on Vimeo.

And there’s more beautiful black and white in this Yoann Lemoine directed video for his musical alter ego Woodkid, which follows a preacher on a spiritual, as well as a physical journey through some beautiful icelandic scenery. Lemoine also directed the epic Run Boy Run Woodkid video.

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