The 10 Best Music Videos of the Week | 2024 Week 11

The 10 Best Music Videos of the Week | 2024 Week 11

Soak up the best new sights and sounds of the week including new music videos from Dune Rats, Mount Kimbie feat. King Krule, Playboi Carti, The Lemon Twigs and more!

Image credit: Still from Lynks' 'TENNIS SONG' 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 Charm of Finches, Dune Rats, Gimmy, Lynks, Mandy, Metronomy x Pan Amsterdam, Mount Kimbie feat King Krule, Playboi Carti, The Lemon Twigs and Vampire Weekend.

Charm of Finches - Middle Of Your Mess

Ahead of their new album set for release next month, Aussie sisters Mabel and Ivy Windred-Wornes (aka Charm of Finches) deliver an upbeat new slice of folk-pop, packing enchanting vocal harmonies as the pair reflect on “meanness that can be disguised as sweetness within some female friendships”. Bringing this theme to life is the gorgeous, cinematic music video, filmed at the grand historic Beleura House and Gardens in Mornington, VIC. Influenced by the likes of Saltburn and Asteroid City, the video sees an idyllic picnic take a sinister twist. Charm of Finches new album Marlinchen in the Snow us out April 19 via SPUNK! Records / Virgin Music Group.

Dune Rats - Solar Eyes

“We wrote a song. We like it. We are putting it out.” say Dunies about their soaring new cut of four to the floor soaring indie rock, featuring dreamy & hypnotic choruses. The undeniably Aussie music video sees the boys jamming out at the RSL while depicting a nostalgic Aussie way of life. Out now via BMG.

Gimmy - Things Look Different Now

Byron based garage/indie rock artist Gimmy shares the title track from their forthcoming debut album, delivering an atmospheric cut of biting post-punk, channelling the British greats of the 80s and complete with sweeping vintage synths gritty lead guitars, while Gemma Owen’s commanding vocals explore a tongue-in-cheek nostalgia. The music video sees the four-piece band jamming in an oppressive three walled car park space set to an overcast backdrop, further fuelling those golden era post punk feels. Gimmy’s new album Things Look Different Now is out May 31 via Third Eye Stimuli Records.

Lynks - TENNIS SONG

From vintage synths to vintage drum machines, British artist Lynks examines modern queer culture via “casual sex, references to Sean Cody, and - on their latest single - a one-sided love affair with a straight tennis coach”, set to a cute lo-fi bedroom pop production. The simple yet captivating music video sees Lynks take to the grass courts for a spot of tennis, donning an alien tennis ball head mask and getting beaten in the very literal sense of the word. Lynks’ debut album ABOMINATION is out April 12 via Heavenly Recordings.

Mandy - High School Boyfriend

When she’s not fronting Chicago noise rockers Melkbelly, Miranda Winters can be found crafting grungy alt-rock as Mandy, announcing her debut solo record with the fuzzy yet melodic sounds of High School Boyfriend, with the lyrics reflecting a revenge fantasy about the titular topic. The idiosyncratic video pairs footage of some backyard river dance action with Miranda’s head submerged in the lawn, singing along. Fun stuff. Mandy’s debut album Lawn Girl is out April 26 via Exploding In Sound Records.

Metronomy x Pan Amsterdam - Nice Town

A few years on from their seventh album Small World, English indietronica mainstays sign to influential electronic label Ninja Tune with their collaborative new single. Teaming up with acclaimed trumpeter and composer Leron Thomas under his Pan Amsterdam rap alias (but still bringing the trumpet!) Nice Town is a throwback 80s electro and hip hop inspired cut, with Pan Amsetedam reflecting on internal vs external struggles. Complementing the throwback flavours of the production, the video is a collage of vintage New York City footage from the 70s and 80s. Out now via Ninja Tune.

Mount Kimbie - Empty And Silent (feat. King Krule)

Further raising anticipation for their new album after releasing previous singles Dumb Guitar and Fish Brain, Mount Kimbie returned with another collab with King Krule. An exploratory piece of psychedelic art-rock, the music video is somewhat of a spiritual successor to Fishbrain, bringing a mining/drilling aesthetic but this time using hypnotic, looped vintage footage. Mount Kimbie’s new album The Sunset Violent is out April 5 via Warp.

Playboi Carti - Ketamine

To quote the top comment on the YouTube video - “6 singles and no album is crazy tho”. Well,
@demetriusross8778 - I concur. While Schoolboy might have gone HAM in his album rollout, dropping double singles and videos on more than one occasion, we knew Blue Lips was coming. Carti though? To quote a reply to the above comment may be on to something - “This is the album”. Either way, Ketamine is a fast and furious cut of Carti magic, straight bars with no vocal hooks and a grimy beat. The DIY, off the wall video sees Carti getting ready for business alongside a dude jamming out on guitar who looks like he belongs in a grindcore band. The best part? There’s no discernable guitar in the production at all. Classic Carti.

The Lemon Twigs - A Dream Is All I Know

After announcing their second album in two years last month, our favourite 60s psych pop rock revivalists return with their new record’s cheerful title track alongside a self-produced music video. The Lemon Twigs’ new album A Dream Is All We Know is out May 3 via Capture Tracks / Remote Control Records.

Vampire Weekend - Classical

Indie rock legends release the third single from their upcoming album, pairing a signature lead guitar line with a slightly more experimental composition than we’ve heard previously as squealing slide guitars meet walking double bass lines. The playful music video sees the guys jamming out in front of a green screen depicting a range of iconic sceneries. Vampire Weekend’s new album Only God Was Above Us is out April 5 via Columbia.

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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