The 10 Best Music Videos of the Week | 2024 Week 9

The 10 Best Music Videos of the Week | 2024 Week 9

Soak up the best new sights and sounds of the week including new music videos from Flight Facilities, LAUREL, St. Vincent, Fred again.. & Lil Yachty & Overmono and more!

Image credit: Still from LAUREL's 'Wild Things' 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 Annie Hamilton, Flight Facilities, Fred again.. & Lil Yachty & Overmono, Hinds, Knocked Loose, LAUREL, RiTchie, St. Vincent, Teenage Dads and Tom Brown.

Annie Hamilton - Talk

Aussie alt-pop singer-songwriter follows up her late 2023 single Dynamite ●~* with the sounds of Talk, once again teaming up with Jake Webb (Methyl Ethel) on production duties. Soaring and cinematic, Talk is an upbeat slice of danceable indie pop paired with a DIY video edited by Annie herself that sees her and a few friends pulling off some impressive choreography in a range of settings from bridges to tunnels and open fields. Annie Hamilton is currently on tour around Australia supporting The National and Fleet Foxes.

Flight Facilities - Trouble feat. Owl Eyes

It’s 2024 going on 2005 with Flight Facilities’ new one, channelling the golden era of indie dance vibes on Trouble, featuring Owl Eyes’ sugary sweet vocals. The concept of “trouble” is brought to life in creative fashion on the music video, with a borderline stop-motion series of  polaroid photographs detailing the exploits of a hedonistic, jet setting, late night lifestyle. Out now via Future Classic.

Fred again.. & Lil Yachty & Overmono - stayinit

Once again the man of the moment with all of his surprise Australian shows selling out in just a few hours, Freddy boy is back in high profile collab mode once more, teaming up with fellow British electronic production wizards Overmono (whose 2023 album was one of our top 20 records of the year), as well as prolific MC Lil Yachty. Featuring an extended intro that features Yachty’s vocals alongside some hypnotic samples, stayinit is a slow burn that builds over the tracks opening 90 seconds to an absolute ripper of a modern UK Garage track, with screaming synths alongside a bone shaking bass line. The heartwarming music video features Lil Yachty alone in a club, hearing the track on a proper sound system for the first time, having a boogie while the lighting goes wild in time with the drops. Out now via Warner Music Australia.

Hinds - Coffee

Originally a duo, expanding to a quartet and now back to original founding members Carlotta Cosials and Ana García Perrote, Spanish indie faves Hinds dropped their first new music in four years this week in the form of light hearted new indie rock cut Coffee that sees the pair admitting to enjoying a whole heap of things others may be ashamed to. Seemingly unrelated to the single’s themes, the music video features an automobile and mechanic theme, with Carlotta and Ana having a whole heap of fun in a garage and on motorbikes. Out now via Lucky Number Music Limited.

Knocked Loose - Blinding Faith

After releasing a few singles last year, Kentucky Hardcore Metallers Knocked Loose announced their third studio album this week in brutal style with the extreme sounds of Blinding Faith that takes the best elements of beatdown hardcore, technical death and even a lil nu metal to intoxicating results, and featuring one of the more interesting guttural screams you’ll hear all year. Leaning into all of the stereotypes while nailing it is the video, the horror-movie style clip sees Knocked Loose jamming out at a bonfire in the woods, while a blind folded protagonist takes us on an eerie journey. Knocked Loose’s new album You Won’t Go Before You’re Supposed To is out May 10 via Pure Noise Records.

LAUREL - Wild Things

A second cut channelling some anthemic mid-00s indie-electro this week was the new one from British-born, LA-based singer-songwriter LAUREL, delivering a driving cut of irresistible electro pop on Wild Things as she announced her sophomore album. As we’ve come to expect from a LAUREL music video, she dons some incredible costumes as she dances in a range of desert and salt lake scenes. LAUREL’s new album PALPITATIONS is out June 14 via Communion Records.

RiTchie - Dizzy (feat. Aminé)

Wasting no time after launching his solo project, Injury Reserve/By Storm’s RiTchie taps Aminé for a feature on new single Dizzy, as he announced his debut album. Featuring a woozy, leftfield beat, Dizzy sees RiTchie take aim at sycophants and punishing networking wannabes, while the DIY video captures these vibes including getting bailed up while working on beats, annoyed in a public bathroom, and hassled to listen to someone's beats on the street. RiTchie’s new album  Triple Digits [112] is out April 5.

St. Vincent - Broken Man

Three years on from Daddy’s Home, beloved indie-pop/art-rocker Annie Clark is back as St. Vincent, dropping a new fuzzy, riff filed single while announcing her seventh studio album. Building in intensity across its three and a half minute runtime, Broken Man develops from a stripped back loungey cut before morphing into a rollicking rock & roll number. Matching the building intensity of the song, the video sees Annie performing against a black backdrop, slowly immolating as the vibes build, ending with a raging fire. St. Vincent’s new album All Born Screaming is out April 26 via Virgin.

Teenage Dads - Weaponz

After winning Breakthrough Artist Of The Year at last year’s ARIAs, Aussie indie rockers Teenage Dads returned for 2024 this week with an anthemic new single of high energy alt-rock. With a music video that initially appears to be simply the band playing in an empty theatre, it doesn’t take long for swim twists and turns to occur, leading to the instruments developing a mind of their own and even a guitar as the drummer at one point. Teenage Dads tour Australia this August and September.

Tom Brown - Carolyn

Some touching and tender lofi bedroom indie pop sounds out of Boorloo/Perth this week from singer-songwriter Tom Brown’s forthcoming debut album. Featuring a weaving lead guitar line that worms its way into your head, Carolyn is a heartfelt ode to a childhood neighbour of Brown’s with the DIY music video bringing these scenes to life, shot around the suburbs. Tom Brown’s debut album My Holland Street Heart is out May 3 via Rockton Records.

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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