The 10 Best Music Videos of the Week | 2023 Week 44
Check out new sights and sounds from the likes of The Alchemist, Hockey Dad, MGMT, Mildlife and more!
Image credit: Still from MGMT's 'Mother Nature' 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 Anna Schneider, body / negative, Flewnt, Future Static, Hellcat Speedracer, Hockey Dad, MGMT, Mildlife, Porij and The Alchemist feat. Action Bronson.
Anna Schneider - Crush
Captured in a single take, the video for Boorloo-based singer-songwriter Schneider’s dreamy new single takes cues from the likes of Singing in The Rain, High School Musical and the Ed Sullivan show to charming effect.
body / negative - everett (feat. Midwife)
Ahead of L.A.'s Andy Schiaffino’s new album as body / negative, she’s teamed up with Madeline Johnston of midwife for a hypnotic, reverb drenched cut of shoegazey sounds and a lo-fi, nostalgic video that perfectly captures the aesthetic. body / negative’s new album Everett is out November 8 via Track Number Records.
FLEWNT - SOUWESS
Ahead of bringing his block party back to Perth Festival next year, Noongar-Wongi hip-hop MC and activist FLEWNT drops a bouncy new ode to the W.A. south west, with the video capturing that road trip feel (and potential pitfalls) we’ve all experienced, with an actual breakdown occurring during filming.
Future Static - Chemical Lobotomy
With their debut album just a few weeks away, Naarm/Melbourne-based metal quintet Future Static dropped another single and video combo this week, with the alt-pop meets deathcore vibes of Chemical Lobotomy and a music video that cuts between cinematic sequences and the band jamming out. Future Static’s new album Liminality is out November 24 via Wild Thing Records.
Hellcat Speedracer - Tomorrow 1988
Eora/Sydney duo on the rise’s new single of funky era-spanning EDM sounds lives up to it’s name, as does the music video that’s packed with 80s-style computer graphics rendered with today’s technology.
Hockey Dad - Still Have A Room
The charming first single of uplifting indie rock from their fourth studio album set for a 2024 release, the video for Still Have A Room is just as charming, exploring the literal sense of still having “a room”.
MGMT - Mother Nature
See what we said about MGMT’s comeback earlier this week here.
Mildlife - Musica
Naarm/Melbourne-based psych-jazz group announced their third studio album with an exploratory new single that draws on everything from Italo disco to 70s pschedelia while the surreal video takes Coen-brothers influences and sets them in the Aussie outback. Mildlife’s new album Chorus is out March 1, 2024 via [PIAS].
Porij - You Should Know Me
Big bassy wubs meet a driving house beat on Porij’s addictive new single with a trippy, dream (or nightmare)-like video set in what appears to be a medical waiting room featuring a whole host of weird and wonderful characters.
The Alchemist feat. Action Bronson - Vertigo
Two legends of the rap game link up for a jazzy new cut ahead of the second part of Al’s collaborative Flying High EPs, with an absolutely gorgeous video shot on location in NYC featuring some slick editing and storytelling passages. The Alchemist’s new EP Flying High Part Two is out now.
Enjoy all these tunes as well as our favourite singles of the week and a stack of other new music we've been feeling in our Office playlist - 150 of the best tunes from the last few weeks.