The 10 Best Music Videos of the Week | 2024 Week 16

The 10 Best Music Videos of the Week | 2024 Week 16

Soak up the best new sights and sounds of the week including music videos from A.G. Cook, Fontaines D.C, Kobie Dee, Wafia and more!

Image credit: Still from Nick Ward's 'Shooting Star' video

Music videos are artistic extensions of the songs themselves, with many visual accompaniments becoming just as, if not more iconic than the songs they were 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 A.G. Cook, Fontaines DC, Joe Goddard, Kobie Dee, Molly Payton, Nick Ward, RINSE, Telenova, tiffi and Wafia.

A.G. Cook - Soulbreaker

After floating around in sets and on the net for years now, innovative British producer and former  P.C. Music boss A.G. Cook has officially released the uplifting, euphoric and epic sounds of Soulbreaker. With the track sounding like it could be the epic resolution music for a dope film, the music video runs with this concept, pairing fantastical anime elements and Playstation 1 influences. A.G. Cook’s new album Britpop is out May 10 via New Alias.

Fontaines DC - Starburster

Coming in hot with a new album announcement, fresh signing to XL, blistering new single and captivating music video for Starburster are Irish post-punks Fontaines D.C. Fusing elements from trip and hip hop and the punk rock adjacent vibes we’ve come to know and love, Starburster was inspired by lead singer Grian Chatten suffering a panic attack in London’s St Pancras station, with the propulsive beat channelling the anxious feeling. The gorgeous, cinematic music video crafted by director Aube Perrie (Megan Thee Stallion, Harry Styles, The Hives) is a trippy affair, featuring a range of similar characters enduring similar circumstances, finishing with a twist… Fontaines D.C.’s new album ROMANCE is out August 21 via XL Recordings / Remote Control Records.

Joe Goddard - Moments Die feat. Barrie

When he’s not jamming out with his bandmates as indietronica legends Hot Chip, Joe Goddard crafts some damn catchy electronic sounds with plenty of pop sensibilities, like new single Moments Die featuring the alluring vocals of Brooklyn-based vocalist, Barrie, trading verses with Goddard. Capturing the idea that moments die is the awesome and innovative music video that sees the use of “stop motion polaroids” as well as some awesome choreography on the NYC subway. Joe Goddard’s new album Harmonics is out July 12 via Domino Record Co.

Kobie Dee - Warriors & Storytellers

Gomeroi rapper Kobie Dee, proudly based in South Sydney’s Maroubra Bidjigal Land brings the victorious vibes on triumphant new single Warriors & Storytellers that sees Dee spit bars acknowledging both his personal and professional achievements over a horn-featuring trappy beat. Showing the community vibes of the Maroubra Bidjigal Lands he lives on, the music video sees a younger version of Kobie training hard, juxtaposed with the man himself now embraced by his community. Out now via Bad Apples Music.

Molly Payton - Accelerate

Kiwi wunderkind follows up her late 2023 single Asphalt with another road themed single, this time revving up with atmospheric indie rock anthem, Accelerate. Packing big, distorted guitars and drums that punch through the mix of the addictive fusion of alt-rock and indie-pop as she explores being in the driver's seat of her own career completely for the first time. The music video lives up to the single’s name, directed by Oscar Keys and filmed at the iconic Beachlands Speedway in Dunedin, New Zealand. Vintage cars, dirt tracks and a whole load of denim dominate the visuals as Molly Accelerates her way around the set.

Nick Ward - Shooting Star

Aussie pop star Nick Ward continues his ascent following the mammoth success of Gimme with an addictive new single that sees a fusion of hip-hop beats, complete with scratches and MPC style sampling (also shout out to the wild air horns at the start of the track!), with Ward’s falsetto-style vocals delivering a tale of confidence and self-worth. Interpreting the Shooting Star metaphor to that of a sports star, the gorgeously shot music video sees Nick playing the protagonist in some synchronised and choreographed athletic pursuits, from track and field to the pool and concluding with a bit of queensbury rules in the ring with his antagonist. Out now via EMI.

RINSE - Kiss Me (Kill Me) feat. Hatchie

After dropping one of the 10 Best Tunes of the Week last month, Naarm/Melbourne-via-Meanjin/Brisbane artist Joe Agius AKA RINSE is back with a soaring new single of shoegazey 80s pop vibes, with big fuzzy chords, striking synths and reverb drenched guitars creating an addictive sonic texture, while Agius and guest vocalist (and wife!) Hatchie’s vocal melodies melt together beautifully. The all together too cute video sees the pair exploring the Melbourne suburbs, taking turns pushing each other around in an old school metal single bed. Out now via COHORT.

Telenova - Power

After opening their 2024 account a few months ago with the awesome single Teardrop and mysterious music video, Naarm/Melbourne indie-pop trailblazers have announced their debut album alongside new single Power. A groove-laden, disco-influenced cut, Power blends Telenova’s unique take on alt-pop with dancefloor vibes to great effect. Meanwhile, the colourful and playful music video (directed by frontwoman Angeline Armstrong) once again features some amazing costume and set design, with Armstrong taking us on a journey into some fantastical landscapes and scenes. Out now via EMI.

tiffi - chemtrails

In a week with a few young stars on the rise, 21 year-old tiffi rounds things out with her grungy new cut of indie pop, pairing driving passages with stripped back sections and hands in the air choruses. Alongside the single comes a fun, horror-movie style music video that sees tiffi on the run from a spooky anthropomorphic bunny rabbit in a nightime car park setting. Out now via One Day.

Wafia - Background

Loonnnggg time fave (it’s been eight years since we filmed this live session!) Netherlands-born Australia-based Iraqi-Syrian singer-songwriter Wafia is back in the foreground with new single, Background. A short and sweet cut weighing in at just over two minutes, Background is a warm and embracing cut of indie pop that sees programmed drums alongside acoustic guitar strums and enveloping production around Wafia’s signature vocals. The cute music video sees Wafia cruising around on a bike, checking out markets, fields, rivers and bridges, making you wish for greener pastures. Out now via Nettwerk.

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 Spotify playlist.

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