The 10 Best Music Videos of the Week | 2023 Week 10
With everything from trippy CGI dreamscapes to sci-fi experiments and boozy nights out, this week had some great music videos
Image: Still from Sleaford Mods' 'So Trendy' video
Music videos are artistic extensions of the songs themselves, with many visual accompaniments becoming just as, if not more iconic than the song it was created for. As usual, some of our favourite songs of the week also had some of our favourite videos, with this week's list including new singles & videos from Asher Gamedze, Black Thought & El Michels Affair, Boox Kid, Caroline Rose, Drain, Ghost Care, Plastiq, Protomartyr, Sleaford Mods & SQÜRL!
Asher Gamedze - Wynter Time
Cosmic avant-jazz from South African drummer extraordinaire, featuring a powerful music video shot in Cape Town that shows people's resistance to Amazon developments. Asher Gamedze's new album Turbulence and Pulse is out May 5 via International Anthem.
Black Thought & El Michels Affair - Glorious Game
Smooth and sultry hip-hop from veteran MC Black Thought (The Roots) and "cinematic soul" group El Michels Affair, with a hypnotic CGI music video that has similar vibes to a throwback video from The Neptunes - in the best possible way. Black Thought & El Michels Affair's new album Glorious Game is out April 14 via Big Crown.
Boox Kid - The Battle
We premiered this awesome superhero themed, Godzilla inspired music video for Boorloo's Boox Kid's latest single of emotional electro-pop and it's easily one of our faves of the week!
Caroline Rose - Tell Me What You Want
The fun-yet-sombre video for Caroline Rose's latest single of rousing indie pop sees her on a booze-fuelled night out of dancefloors and fence jumping into pools. Caroline Rose's new album The Art of Forgetting is out March 24 via New West Records.
Drain - FTS (KYS)
Hip hop and hardcore combine on the new single from US band Drain's latest single, while the playful video sees a hitman (played by Ace Stallings, vocalist of Mutually Assured Destruction) taking out the band members one by one. Drain's new album Living Proof is out May 5 on Epitaph.
Ghost Care - Partying
West Aussie three-piece make their return with a melodic & harmonious slice of indie pop goodness & music video that sees a protagonist chasing the memory of a summer flame, with a scene shot in iconic local establishment Mojos Fremantle.
Plastiq - killer
Another video we premiered earlier this week and is one of our faves of the week comes from Aussie electro-pop duo Plastiq and their trippy, sci-fi & alternate reality inspired new clip.
Protomartyr - Make Way
Detroit alt-rock mainstay's new video is thematically connected to 2020's Worm In Heaven, once again featuring bizarre experiments in uncanny environments. Protomartyr's new album Formal Growth In The Desert is out June 2 on Domino.
Sleaford Mods - So Trendy (Feat. Perry Farrell)
As we've come to expect from the last few Sleaford Mods single, the video for the Perry Farrell (Jane's Addiction, Porno for Pyros) featuring So Trendy is a spectacular visual feast. Lyrics from the song are brought to life through animation and archival footage with animated versions of the Mods & Farrell popping up all over the screen. Sleaford Mods new album UK Grim is out March 10 via Rough Trade / Remote Control.
SQÜRL - Berlin ’87
Legendary director Jim Jarmusch's band's new single of atmospheric, instrumental rock comes alongside a video directed by Jem Cohen and is made from footage he captured on Super 8 soon after the fall of the Berlin Wall. SQÜRL's new album Silver Haze is out May 5 via Sacred Bones Records.
Enjoy all these tunes + our favourite singles of the week in our Best Tunes of the Week 2023 playlist, updated every Friday!