Category Archives: Video of the Week

Video of the Week – Flying Lotus – Never Catch Me

flying-lotus-youre-dead-beat-à-lair Dir. Hiro Murai gives two dead children an afterlife as beautiful as most people could hope for in Never Catch Me. Never Catch Me features Kendrick Lamar and is taken from the new album You’re Dead! a less than 40 minute journey on dying and what comes after. Ellison will kick off a 24-hour live ...

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Video of the Week – James Massiah – The Ride

rsz_james-massiah-4415large1389880551 James Massiah, MC/Philosopher/Founder of the A&theE nights and possibly the most stylish spoken word artist in the UK, engages in two of  his favourite past times – cycling and nightlife – for this stellar Levi sponsored video. Half monologue voiceover, half poetry, bursting with a uniquely London-esque charm; this little minute plus gem is the ...

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Video of the Week – Nick Mulvey – Cucurucu

22ECDC6B92B14B11A843AC82DB8E6C352014241111222805 Check out this new video via soulful folk singer-songwriter Nick Mulvey with the paradise evocative Cucurucu. This video of the week is directed by National Geographic’s James Morgan (hence it being supremely beautiful and shiz) Press play and transport yourself from your desk to somewhere entirely more fabulous. Event Registration Online for Poejazzi App Launch: ...

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Video of the Week – Deanna Rodger – Cog

lily-allen-hard-out-here-twerking-video-still Check out the magnificent Cog by Deanna Rodgers, written in response to Lily Allen’s controversial brand of feminism in her comeback video Hard Out Here. Deanna, one of the most promising young voices in spoken word, delivers a winning response with grace and fury all mingled together in a style that she is becoming known ...

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Video of the Week – Benin City – Wha Gwan

BCWG1 copy 3     A simple but visually arresting video for one of the most bittersweet, gut wrenchingly poignant tracks of the year. Wha Gwan is all about friendship thrown to the wayside, or “underneath the bridge” as featured vocalist Sarah Williams White hauntingly chants. Upbeat and nostalgic all at once, Benin City have gifted us with ...

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Video of the Week – Lulu James – Sweetest Thing

LuluJames_SweetestThing_Video   We love this glitchy, electro reggae track Sweetest Thing via Lulu James and this is our favourite video and song yet from her. Get all mournful for summer with this sweet but edgy offering from one of the more interesting female vocalists out there. instagram wall for events...

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Video of the Week – Arcade Fire – Reflektor

ARCADE-FIRE-REFLEKTOR We don’t care what video pops up after this this week, Arcade Fire wins. This epic disco track and highly unexpected direction take by Arcade Fire (that somehow makes perfect sense, erm because everything they touch is gold and full of heart and never done by halves) has one sick video complete with reflective disco ...

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Video of the Week – Emeka Ogboh – [dis]connect II

Screen_Shot_2013-08-13_at_09.55.44 “Lagos soundscapes have a strong impact on the imagination. They cannot be ignored. I intervene by carefully choosing the sounds that completely embody or signify Lagos in a new environment.” Emeka Ogboh – Africa is a Country         This is not exactly intended to be music to your ears but it turns out ...

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Video of the Week – Fiona Apple – Hot Knife

fiona-apple-and-sister-in-hot-knife-music-video   Fiona Apple bravely reunites with the ex boyfriend, director Paul Thomas Anderson, that had her all messed up on the last album, Extraordinary Machine, to create the video for catchy but cutting single Hot Knife. The single is taken from The Idler Wheel Is Wiser Than the Driver of the Screw and Whipping Cords ...

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Video of the Week – Flying Lotus – Wildcat

Wildcat-608x332 Sublime new video from Flying Lotus and director of Until The Quiet Comes (that also incidentally made our Video of the Weekpreviously) The last time Kahlil Joseph and Flying Lotus collaborated they won a Sundance award and this video is just as deserving of critical/visual geekery acclaim as it hones in on a section of ...

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Video of the Week – King Midas Sound – Funny Love

p.txt Whilst everyone else has been talking about King Midas Sound song Aroo we’ve been falling in love with its b-side, Funny Love with it’s beautiful, awkward spaces and silences. Funny Love is a mesmerising song with an equally remarkable video. The video manages to make a song that feels almost uncomfortably personal, cinematic: intimate, surprising, ...

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Video of the Week – Azealia Banks – Young Rupunxel

Azealia-Banks-Yung-Rapunxel_0 We haven’t been loving her lately. She cancelled on Bestival last year and left us sad/angry/having to watch something heinous. We hate her vitriolic spewing on Twitter and in life with everyone from poor ickle Rita Ora to Harlem Shake (irrespective of how irritating we may find both) Young Rapunxel sounded like a hot mess ...

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Video of the Week – Laura Mvula – That’s Alright

Laura-Mvula-new-video1 Infectious melody. Check. Provocative and unforgettable lyrics: “I will never be what you want and that’s alright, cos my skin ain’t light and my body ain’t tight”. Check! Avant-garde styling. Check. Amazing concept w/ a strange in a good way mix of time periods. Check. Oh and sick dancing. CHECK! If you’re not sold on ...

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Video of the Week – Soweto Kinch – The Legend of Mike Smith

soweto Here at Poejazzi HQ we’ve been listening to an unusual amount of new and exciting brass-flavored projects, from Melt Yourself Down’s psychedelic, squealing brilliance to Hello Skinny’s near perfect soundtrack to the rainy morning after. Could this be the biggest year for brass since Amy Winehouse’s Back to Black? If it is, it makes perfect sense that ...

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Video of the Week – David Bowie – The Stars (Are Out Tonight)

130219-david-bowie-single The new David Bowie video feat Tilda Swinton and Andrej Pejic is as gorgeous and strange a visual feast as it should be: think David Lynch crossed with an androgynous orgy. Sell Tickets Online through Eventbrite Online Ticketing for Poejazzi: Sarah Williams White, Tshaka Campbell, The Insomniax, Rob Auton powered by Eventbrite...

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Video of the Week – Bagel Project – Fickle Heart

72098_1678626769392_1349196664_1804685_6844322_n-e1345721079438 And where did this come from?! Bagel Project is like Tricky meets King Krule, fronted by the very best weirdness a la Georgia Ann Muldrow with a generous sprinkling of the poetic. We absolutely love this and can’t wait to hear more! (we say champing at the bit) Download the free EP here.   Sell ...

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Video of the Week – Beach House – Forever Still

header-1.dc988d50 Ugh. We forever love them. It’s sickening how much we love them. They make beautiful, dreamy, summer love story type music and then they had to go and make this short film/long ass music video containing highlights from their recent album Bloom.   Sell Tickets Online through Eventbrite Sell Tickets Online through Eventbrite...

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Video of the Week – Sivu – Better Man Than He

SiVU Better Man Than He, a song by up and coming artist Sivu, was produced by the man behind Alt-J’s super catchy album so we should not be surprised at it’s left field pop perfection. We love how this song feels organic, low key and yet has a sheen to it that only being pop savvy ...

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Video Of The Week- Raisa K’s Feeder Featuring Betty Grumble

betty-wink-small Micachu And The Shapes member Raisa K dropped a video for the single Feeder last month, and it is possibly one of the most brilliantly demented pieces we’ve seen in a while. Feeder shares similarities with Micachu’s output whilst striking its own path; sharp, metallic and foreboding melodies, with a joyously twisted carousel-like chorus line. ...

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Video of the Week – To Kill A King – Cold Skin

tumblr_loxiavGRZs1qhohxe   Poejazzi faves To Kill A King are clearly not playing around this year; their debut album Cannibals With Cutlery is due  Feb 24th and today they’ve just released a video for their new single Cold Skin. While the song itself is the usual indie brilliance we’ve come to expect from To Kill A King ...

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Video of the Week – Toro Y Moi – So Many Details

TORO-y-MOI-SO-MANY-DETAILS-575x575 Chaz Bundick plays the disinterested playboy unfazed by his beautiful life in the new video for So Many Details: the first single from his new album Anything in Return, out January 22 2013.  ...

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Video of the Week – Only Real – Backseat Kissers

backseat_kisses Summer lovin’. What’s not to like? Check out this hazy day in the life from Only Real....

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Video of the Week – Laura Mvula – She

MC-laura-mvula-she “Mvula writes her “sound sketches”, as she calls them, on her laptop using GarageBand…There’s just not that many samples to choose from,” she explains. “My favourites were harp, celesta and the ‘brass pad’. There’s nothing I love more in the world than layering voices.” The Guardian Watch the new video for Laura Mvula‘s single She, shot ...

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Video of the Week – Beach House – Wild

BEACH-HOUSE-BLOOM1-575x380 We like dramatics round here and this Jonan Renck directed video provides plenty of it. The video for Wild is a haunting snapshot of life in one apartment block via one of the strongest tracks from Beach House‘s latest offering Bloom. You can find details of their Frightened Eyes Tour here....

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Video of the Week – Idris Elba in Mumford and Sons Video – Lover of the Light

article-1352117830095-15dad774000005dc-646016_466x310-592 Check out this gorgeous Mumford and Sons song and video for Lover of the Light which stars Idris Elba indulging his senses in a day in the life motif. The video was also co-directed by Idris so you know it’s got to have that Luther level of emotional intensity. It’s a perfect pairing, so go ...

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Video of the Week – The Town in This Dream – Animation

73377639_640 Check out this brilliant, stark and pretty trippy, black and white animation video poem illustrated by Armand Cordero called The Town in This dream for project Autistic Pieces. Autistic Pieces is a collaboration project between musician, singer-song writer Alex Patten and poet Raymond Antrobus (who writes one of the best poet’s poetry blogs out there)  We feel ...

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Video of the Week – Happy Halloween – Mark Grist – The Fens

Grist This video is funny and really well put together and funny and lots of fun so watch it because it’s brilliant and poet Mark Grist went all out on this one....

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Video of the Week – Pure Bathing Culture

tumblr_mabdcfKs1m1qzo1zdo1_r1_500.gif We love this dreamy song and this enchanting video directed by Sean Pecknold who also directed this weird beauty for Here We Go Magic. Both are like mini mumblecore movies with better colour saturation skills at play.   Pure Bathing Culture – Ivory Coast from Sean Pecknold on Vimeo....

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Video of the Week – Solange – Losing You

solange-bw   With the advent of two gorgeous feel good new singles from Solange I think it’s safe to say that, for even those of us who were aware of her before the fashion accolades, before the natural hair drama and before she stopped just being Beyonce’s shotgun wedding having little sister, the girl’s got seriously ...

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