The 10 Best Music Videos of the Week | 2024 Week 6
Soak up the best new sights and sounds of the week including new music videos from 3% & Tia Gostelow, Mount Kimbie, ScHoolboy Q, Telenova, The Lemon Twigs and more!
Image credit: Still from The Lemon Twigs 'They Don't Know How To Fall In Place' 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 3% & Tia Gostelow, Jess Ribeiro, Les Savy Fav, Mannequin Pussy, Mount Kimbie, ScHoolboy Q, Telenova, The Ghost Inside, The Lemon Twigs and total tommy!
3% & Tia Gostelow - Sleezy Steezy Cool
Blak collective & hip hop supergroup 3% AKA Dallas Woods, Nooky and Angus Field follow-up their unstoppable 2023 single OUR PEOPLE feat. The Presets with a slick, pop-infused & hook-filled new single, Sleezy Steez Cool, featuring Tia Gostelow. Taking a tongue-in-cheek dig at how diverse voices in Australia are actually represented in practice, the music video sees the group performing at a little gig, with the song interspersed with dialogue and narrative passages to flesh out the tale. Out now via 1788 Records.
Jess Ribeiro - Everything Is Now
Announcing her new album in mellow & majestic fashion this week was Naarm/Melbourne’s Jess Ribeiro with Everything Is Now, a gorgeous cut of art-pop, featuring some delightfully unexpected woodwind and brass action alongside Ribeiro’s silvery vocals. Inspired by a childhood spent in country town Chinese restaurants where her father was a chef, the one-shot music video stars Jess alongside acclaimed contemporary and shamanistic dancer Tony Yap performing an improvised dance in an empty, nostalgic restaurant. Jess Ribeiro’s new album Summer of Love is out April 12 via Poison City Records.
Les Savy Fav - Legendary Tippers
I’ll never forget Laneway Festival 2011 (although I may have forgotten large chunks of the actual day…), with the absolute highlight being front and centre for Les Savy Fav’s wild performance, and getting to sing along to the chorus of The Sweat Descends with singer Tim Harrington as he manically made his way through the crowd. That was 13 years ago, and this week the indie-alt-rock legends released their first new music in 14 years, having a whole lot of fun on Legendary Trippers. The music video is no exception, with the band making a commentary on music videos and taking cues from Bob Dylan’s iconic Subterranean Homesick Blues video, but instead of an Allen Ginsberg cameo, we're treated to the likes of Simon Rex and David Cross (popping up again). No album has been announced yet but more new music is scheduled for 2024.
Mannequin Pussy - Nothing Like
With a huge buzz around their forthcoming new album, we couldn’t not include Philidelphia indie-punks Mannequin Pussy’s new video in this week’s list after it caused a massive backlash due to its use of A.I. Created by A.I. artist and director Connor Clarke, the video is a fever-nightmare take on a Snow White-esque fairytale, alternating between filmed footage, 2D and 3D animation. Causing a huge uproar, with many people commenting things like “it’s disappointing to see” and how using A.I. is “not punk”, the band addressed the controversy on their Twitter account saying “FWIW: "AI Generated" is a dismissive & reductive term to what the music video actually is. A real artist spent hours & hours & hours animating over an actual video of me running around & performing the song. Our creative team created a storyline & poured over the process.” This leads to a bigger question around the use of A.I. in all areas of art, with the seemingly obvious answer that it will indeed become a tool used by artists, rather than the technological boogeyman. In a similar discussion around the use of samples, which can then be reduced to “well did you actually make that instrument yourself?!”, this debate is sure to rage on indefinitely. Also, it’s supposed to be about the music… and Nothing Like sees MP channelling some Mellon Collie-era Smashing Pumpkins vibe, with a bit of extra fuzz and grunge to tasty results. Mannequin Pussy’s new album I Got Heaven is out March 1 via Epitaph Records.
Mount Kimbie - Fishbrain
If you’d played me Fishbrain back in 2009 and told me it was Mount Kimbie, when they had just released their groundbreaking pair of EPs Maybes and Sketch On Glass, I would have probably said “...no it isn’t?”. Not because it’s not a good song - it’s a bloody great song - rather because at that stage the pair of Dominic Maker & Kai Campos were the most exciting thing in contemporary alternative bass heavy electronic music, alongside a fella named James Blake. Fast forward to 2024 and the duo are now a four piece, crafting atmospheric modern shoegaze and new wave influenced sounds, while retaining some of their electronic production sensibilities. The music video for Fishbrain sees a hybrid use of 2D pencil animation with the occasional real world shot, starting in a sushi restaurant and ending with a statue taking off like a rocket… in a snowglobe… just watch it. Mount Kimbie’s new album The Sunset Violent is out April 5 via Warp.
ScHoolboy Q - Back n Love feat. Devin Malik
Dropping not one but two new singles this week ahead of his first album in five years was the one and only ScHoolboy Q, releasing the beat-less, jazzy, piano driven Bluesides as well as the darker, trappy sounds of Back n Love featuring Devin Malik, offering the perfect contrast and confirming Blue Lips as a must-listen. The gritty, no-nonsense Back n Love comes alongside a music video that flips between ScHoolboy vibing out with a blunt in a studio space and VHS home footage of him as a kid with some cute and hilarious audio included. ScHoolboy Q’s new album Blue Lips is out March 1 via Interscope.
Telenova - Teardrop
After releasing their awesome Stained Glass Love EP in 2022, Telenova continued their ascent this week with new single Teardrop, an addictive fusion of trip-hop and indie-pop with a breakbeat foundation and vocalist Angeline Armstrong’s warm & tender vocals. Inspired by romantic era paintings, the mysterious music video features Angeline seeking in elusive light with some stunning scenery. Out now via EMI.
The Ghost Inside - Wash It Away
Metalcore legends The Ghost Inside announced their fifth studio album and first in five years with a new single that sees them chilling things out a tad and some tasteful clean vocals from Jonathan Vigil, packing some big sing-along inducing choruses and a crushing breakdown. Living up to its name, the video for Wash It Away was filmed in a borderline freezing lake, with the guys shredding during a downpour. The Ghost Inside’s new album Searching For Solace is out April 19 via Epitaph.
The Lemon Twigs - They Don't Know How To Fall In Place
Having only just released their last album Everything Harmony in mid-2023, NYC’s beloved 60s-revival sibling duo The Lemon Twigs have just announced their fifth full-length, A Dream Is All We Know, alongside a signature irresistible new cut and retro music video inspired by mid-twentieth century TV. The Lemon Twigs’ new album A Dream Is All We Know is out May 3 via Captured Tracks / Remote Control.
total tommy - microdose
We were gifted an exciting debut single this week from Eora/Sydney-based artist, singer, songwriter and Queer heartthrob total tommy, whose new cut microdose is an intoxicating cocktail of gothic rock, post punk and indie pop, packing an anthemic, hooky chorus. Mixed by London post-punk figurehead, superproducer and Speedy Wunderground boss Dan Carey (Wet Leg, Fontaines D.C.), microdose comes alongside the announcement that total tommy has signed to Astral People Management, meaning she joins a roster that includes Cosmo’s Midnight, Memphis LK and KUČKA. Out now via [PIAS] Recordings.
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.