The 10 Best Music Videos of the Week | 2024 Week 14

The 10 Best Music Videos of the Week | 2024 Week 14

Soak up the best new sights and sounds of the week including new music videos from Grace Cummings, Kamasi Washington, Knocked Loose, Peggy Gou, Peter Bibby and more!

Image credit: Still from Boler Mani's 'Buggy' 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 Boler Mani, Grace Cummings, Jess Cornelius, Kamasi Washington feat. Andre 3000, Knocked Loose, Mount Kimbie, NxWorries, Peggy Gou, Peter Bibby and total tommy.

Boler Mani - Buggy

Emerging Naarm/Melbourne rapper Boler Mani announced his debut EP this week with a bouncy new cut that showcases his lyrical prowess, with Mani spitting rapidfire, tongue twisting-and-in-cheek bars. The music video for Buggy sees Mani big chillin’ in his room, playing a range of iconic video games from Pac Man to Counter Strike and more, featuring as a character in each. Boler Mani’s debut EP Vacation is out May 30.

Grace Cummings - A Precious Thing

It doesn’t get much more majestic and memorable than the music of Grace Cummings, with her awesome new album Ramona having just been released. The record’s final single A Precious Thing sees Grace exploring the concept of love as the titular precious thing, with her singular vocals accompanied by soaring strings and poignant piano. The equally stunning music video sees Grace exploring and dancing around some wide open plains, draped in sunset. Grace Cumming’s new album Ramona is out now via Virgin Music Australia.

Jess Cornelius - Back to the Mainland

New Zealand-born, Melbourne-bred and now Los Angeles-based Jess Cornelius edges closer to her second full-length record with an atmospheric new cut of alt-pop alongside a music video that sees Cornelius don a silver, superhero-esque costume as she explores the outskirts of L.A., with some trippy editing tying everything together. Jess Cornelius’ new album CARE/TAKING is out June 14 via her new label Tender Loving Empire.

Kamasi Washington - Dream State (feat. André 3000)

If you had told me 20 years ago, in the peak of “shake it like a polaroid picture” madness, that in the future an André 3000 feature wouldn’t mean bars, but him playing some spacey cosmic flutes, I probably would have said “really!? Siiiicckkk!”. Well, that’s the reality we’re in now, with Mr. 3000 jumping on a Kamasi joint, resulting in eight and a half minutes of dreamy jazzy bliss that slowly builds from mellow ambient sounds to head nod inducing goodness as the rhythm section enters the mix. Living up to the single’s name is the music video that showcases some pretty dreamy nature scenes, from bees in flowers (ya like jazz?!) to beach and forest settings. Kamasi Washington’s new album Fearless Movement is out May 3 via XL Recordings / Remote Control. 

Knocked Loose - Don't Reach For Me

Jeeezzz… Just when we thought previous single Blinding Faith was the angriest, heaviest thing we’d heard in a minute, Knocked Loose up the ante even more on the all out aural assault that is Don’t Reach For Me. Featuring some interesting arrangement work, the single builds frantically to the groove laden chorus that instantly brings on the head bangs. The equally intense music video sees the band jamming out, interspersed with footage of them getting revenge on the fella who should not have reached for them… Knocked Loose’s new album You Won’t Go Before You’re Supposed To is out May 10 via Pure Noise Records.

Mount Kimbie - Shipwreck

Mount Kimbie complete their metamorphosis from influential “post-dubstep” duo to shoegaze indie rock four-piece on their brilliant new album The Sunset Violet. A perfect snapshot of the sounds on the LP is final single Shipwreck, a fuzzy cut that draws on 80s goth and post punk, and 90s grunge/alt rock. The simple yet effective video sees the band jamming their new single, before the screen splits into four, offering four different perspectives that slowly gets more and more experimental (and zoomed in). Mount Kimbie’s new album The Sunset Violet is out now via Warp Records.

NxWorries - 86Sentra

Hip Hop super-duo Knxwledge and Anderson .Paak are back! Nearly eight years on from the release of their dope debut album Yes Lawd!, the pair have announced the follow-up this week alongside a short, sweet and incredibly smooth new single. Pairing Knxwledge’s bassy, jazzy beats and Paak’s distinct, flowing bars proves just as effective as ever, while the looping cartoon clip was created by Rhymezlikedimez (the one who mostly keep cash but brag about the broker times!) and depicts the duo cruising around in the titular vehicle… leaving us wanting a full length cartoon. NxWorries’ new album Why Lawd? is out June 7 via Stones Throw Records.

Peggy Gou - 1+1=11

In the news many dance music fans have been waiting for, artist, producer, DJ and cultural trailblazer Peggy Gou has finally announced her debut album, with a shimmering, style-fusing new cut. Opening up sounding a bit like if Joey Beltram and Nightcrawlers got in the studio together, 1+1=11 introduces cinematic strings and tasty breakbeats, resulting in a perfect sunset set closer. The captivating music video stars Icelandic–Danish artist Olafur Eliasson popping and locking around a light installation in his studio in Berlin and utilising some cool visual effects. Peggy Gou’s debut album I Hear You is out June 7 via XL Recordings / Remote Control.

Peter Bibby - Fun Guy

The latest single from one of our most anticipated local albums of 2024, Bibby gets a bit more aggressive on Fun Guy, a rollicking upper tempo jaunt that sees him reminiscing on how he “used to be a fun guy but he’s not anymore”... with fun generally meaning a lot of the things that aren’t generally too great for us. The Big Lez Show-esque visualiser shows a cartoon version of Bibby no longer being the fun guy as he pumps iron alongside his pup. Peter Bibby’s new album Drama King is out May 31 via Spinning Top Records.

total tommy - Losing Out

Emerging Eora/Sydney-based artist and singer-songwriter total tommy makes it two for two with her sophomore single of lofi bedroom indie pop meets 90s alt rock & grunge influences, with the result another addictive, emotional and intimate single. The music video sees tommy exploring some graffiti covered skateparks and storm water tunnels, with a retro-digital theme running throughout. Out now via PIAS.

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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