The 10 Best Music Videos of the Week | 2024 Week 3
Soak up the best new sights and sounds of the week including new music videos from IDLES, Khruangbin, Porij , San Cisco & more!
Image credit: Still from Khruangbin's 'A Love International' 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 Asha Jefferies, IDLES, Khruangbin, Master Peace, Obscura Hail, Odetta Hartman, Porij, Punchlove, San Cisco and Vegyn!
Asha Jefferies - Brand New Bitch
After a couple of EPs and having made a name for herself on the live stage, Meanjin/Brisbane's Asha Jefferies has announced her debut album in fine style with a rollicking new indie rock cut alongside a playful video that sees Asha in a range of different locations and costumes, with a “helmet” theme permeating throughout (just watch and you’ll get it). Asha Jefferies debut album EGO RIDE is out April 12 via Nettwerk Music Group.
IDLES - Gift Horse
The third single from their upcoming fifth album is a chugging slice of classic IDLES with a surreal, bizarre video centred around a supermarket and featuring everything from frozen kids, a cow in the back dock, a wedding, security guard crying over anime and way too much more to mention. IDLES’ new album TANGK is out February 16 via Partisan.
Khruangbin - A Love International
After a big year of touring in 2023 that culminated in last month’s Live At Sydney Opera House record, Texan chill-psych-surf trio Khruangbin have announced their first album since 2020’s awesome Mordechai with a mellow slice of signature Khruangbin sounds featuring a hypnotic interplay between bass and lead guitar. The charming, Wes Anderson-esque music video features a youthful love story unfolding on a beach in Thailand, complete with curious stereotypical-yet-weird tourists and some amazing colours. Khruangbin’s new album A LA SALA is out April 5 via Dead Oceans.
Master Peace - Start You Up
After supporting The Streets and Genesis Owusu around the UK and dropping his last single I Might Be Fake featuring Georgia, Master Peace is back with an upbeat new indie dance banger that does just what it says on the box… a similar joke to which is made in the video. Featuring his single blaring through a mini boombox on the radio, the video sees Master Peace jamming out in his kitchen while people in other rooms are involuntarily subjected to the tune and end up grooving along, fun stuff. Master Peace’s debut album How To Make A Master Peace is out March 1 via PMR.
Obscura Hail - Long Play
Melbourne indie rockers deliver the latest sounds from their next album in the form of a driving, jangly and layered new single that features a nostalgic looped Nintendo DS synth and some hypnotic vocal work. Taking some of the lyrics quite literally, the video sees Obscura Hail alone in a small cinema, with some interesting camera work and editing keeping you captivated. Obscura Hail’s new album Playing Dead is out March 1 via Dot Dash / Remote Control Records.
Odetta Hartman - Goldilocks
Managing to pack more creativity and ideas in an addictive two minute single than others manage on a whole record is New York’s Odetta Hartman on her enthralling new single Goldilocks that packs everything from sampled beats to an all out rock and roll chorus and Hartman’s signature banjo alongside her sultry vocals. Capturing the playful nature of the track, the music video sees Odetta having a whole lot of fun in a pastoral setting. Odetta Hartman’s new album Swansongs is out March 22 via Transgressive Records.
Porij - My Only Love
With previous single You Should Know Me still firmly lodged in memory, Manchester dancefloor art-pop four-piece Porij finally announced their debut album with a new slice of emotional UK Garage meets indie pop, featuring a beautiful video that showcases a whole heap of tender human emotion. Porij’s debut album Teething is out April 26 via PIAS.
Punchlove - Screwdriver
Yet another debut album announce we’re excited about this week came from New York experimental alt-rock/shoegazers Punchlove whose appropriately titled new single Screwdriver will drive its way into your head with it’s big, fuzzy, wall of sound guitars and tastily reverberated vocals. Punchlove’s debut album Channels is out March 1 via Kanine Records. With their bio simply stating “basement sound and video experiments in brooklyn”, the music video for Screwdriver doesn’t disappoint, featuring VHS style footage of a surreal fake live TV show that taps into a certain 80s nostalgia perfectly. Punchlove’s debut album Channels is out March 1 via Kanine Records.
San Cisco - Summer Days feat. Nicholas Allbrook
Check out what we said about San Cisco's latest single and video here.
Vegyn - The Path Less Travelled
Opening with emotional piano chords, Vegyn’s new single wastes no time turning the feels up to 100 pairing tasteful breakbeats alongside synths and samples that hit you straight in the heart, resulting in a gorgeous slice of instrumental electronica goodness. The music video maintains Vegyn’s penchant for pairing slick dancers with his sounds, this time providing a one-take single camera shot of a street corner and two dudes busting some sweet moves. Vegyn's new album The Road To Hell Is Paved With Good Intentions is out April 5 via Plz Make It Ruins.
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.