The 10 Best Music Videos of the Week | 2024 Week 8

The 10 Best Music Videos of the Week | 2024 Week 8

Soak up the best new sights and sounds of the week including new music videos from Adrianne Lenker, Allday, KOKOKO!, MGMT, ScHoolboy Q and more!

Image credit: Still from ScHoolboy Q's 'Cooties' 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 Adrianne Lenker, Allday, AWOL, Drahla, Erick The Architect, KOKOKO!, MGMT, Real Estate, ScHoolboy Q and Vegyn!

Adrianne Lenker - Fool

Big Thief’s Lenker draws closer to her latest solo album with a tender, stripped back slice of acoustic plucks and touching vocals that explore the concept of an indecisive lover. The somewhat disjointed yet totally appropriate music video features adventures in a snowy forest, dancing in the sun and a whole heap of awesome dogs. Adrianne Lenker’s new album Bright Future is out March 22 via 4AD / Remote Control Records.

Allday - Access

After laying low on the release front last year, Allday makes a triumphant return this year with a fresh single ahead of his highly anticipated fifth album. Featuring a bass heavy, stripped back melodic beat, Access allows plenty of room for Allday’s witty, personal, introspective and nostalgic bars to shine through. The video really takes Access to another level, featuring some spoken word interludes to drive the narrative of young love… and shows just how quickly those feelings can flip. Allday’s new album The Necklace is out August 2 via Dew Process.

AWOL - Tear 'Em To Bits

Naarm/Melbourne hardcore quintet deliver a raucous new cut of crushing sounds, pairing blistering verses with some weighty breakdown goodness and retaining a heavy sense of groove amongst the relentlessness. Capturing the energy of an AWOL live show is the video, showcasing the band’s stage presence as well as just what one can expect from an AWOL pit. AWOL’s new album Tear ‘Em To Bits is out April 26 via Last Ride Records.

Drahla - Second Rhythm

Leeds-based art-rock experimentalists give us the second single from their highly anticipated second album in the form of Second Rhythm, a spiritual successor to 2019’s Primitive Rhythm that pairs angular guitars and a steady rhythm section with entrancing vocals, resulting in some tasty modern post punk vibes, alongside a fuzzed out, mysterious, DIY music video. Drahla’s new album angeltape is out April 5 via Captured Tracks / Remote Control.

Erick The Architect - 2-3 Zone (prod. by James Blake)

After teaming up for 2023’s Parkour, the MC/production pairing we didn’t know we needed is back with a fresh cut from Flatbush Zombies’ member Erick the Architect’s awesome new solo record. Blake’s exploratory take on downtempo, composition-based trap production sets an eerie atmosphere for Erick’s bars before the bass heavy beat switch sees both up the ante. The cinematic music video sees Erick traverse a range of scenes, opening with some black & white film noir vibes before taking on the role of a rapping basketball coach and finally linking up with Blake in some trippy circumstances, with some big Matrix vibes. Erick the Architect’s new album I’ve Never Been Here Before is out now via Architecture Recording Company.

KOKOKO! - Mokili

Hailing from Kinasha, Democratic Republic of Congo’s finest experimental electronic party starters return nearly five years on from the release of their incredible debut album, Fongola. They announced it’s long-awaited follow-up in fine style this week with the undeniable groove of Mokili, a headnod inducing, four-to-the-floor slice of house & ampiano influenced, undeniably KOKOKO! sounds. Matching its party vibes is the music video that channels some late 2000s green screen aesthetic vibes, with some dope dancing superimposed over a wide array of footage… including more dope dancing. KOKOKO!’s new album BUTU is out July 5 via Transgressive Records.

MGMT - Dancing In Babylon feat. Christine and the Queens

The final single from their watershed fifth album that’s only "20% adult contemporary", MGMT’s collab with Christine and the Queens sees them going full blown 80s, bringing Pat Benatar and Huey Lewis vibrations into 2024 and absolutely nailing it. As with the rest of the videos for all singles from Loss of Life, MGMT have knocked it out of the park on Dancing In Babylon, juxtaposing some very 80s-inspired live performance in a warehouse with awesome costumes footage with a real life take on Fortnite, and the two ultimately meeting. MGMT’s new album Loss of Life is out now via Mom+Pop Music.

Real Estate - Flowers

Another last single before the release of a new album this week came from American indie rock mainstays Real Estate with a new cut of jangly, feel good dreamy sounds with a hint of Americana and some awesome guitar work. Teaming up with Magnus Carlsson, the director of Radiohead’s iconic Paranoid Android video, the clip for Flowers is equally delightfully bizarre, telling the tale of a new neighbour moving in only to become a literal pest, and something having to be done about it… Real Estate’s new album Daniel is out now via Domino.

ScHoolboy Q - Cooties

Absolutely killing it on his new album roll out (1 more week!), Mr. Q has been dropping double singles with a video each over the last few weeks and this week was no exception, dropping the twin pairing of chill, jazzy Love Birds ft. Devin Malik & Lance Skiiiwalker and the harder hitting Cooties. With most of the video simply ScHoolboy spitting bars in at the base of a staircase in an unlit house, the video cuts when the beat does, delivering almost as opposite a scene as you can get - ScHoolboy sitting at the top of a sand trap on a golf course, blunt in hand and waving at the camera. Oh ScHoolboy. ScHoolboy Q’s new album Blue Lips is out March 1 via TDE/Interscope.

Vegyn - A Dream Goes On Forever feat. John Glacier

In a week with a few standout collabs, another awesome musical meeting of minds happened this week as London-based experimental rapper, producer, and poet of the moment John Glacier jumps on the latest, glorious Vegyn production of lush, slowmo breakbeat, sparkling electronic sounds. As with most Vegyn music videos, we’re treated to some amazing modern choreography, this time around starring Tishainy as she dances among a concrete jungle. Vegyn’s new album The Road To Hell Is Paved With Good Intentions is out April 5 via PLZ Make It Ruins. John Glacier’s new EP Like A Ribbon is out now via Young / Remote Control.

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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