The 11 Best Music Videos of the Week | 2023 Week 17
Featuring new sights and sounds from the likes of Beach Fossils, PJ Harvey, Rico Nasty, Clark, GUM & Ambrose Kenny-Smith and more!
Image: Still from Braids' 'Lucky Star' video
Music videos are artistic extensions of the songs themselves, with many visual accompaniments becoming just as, if not more iconic than the song it was 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 new singles & videos from Beach Fossils, Braids, Clark, Didirri, Girl and Girl, GUM & Ambrose Kenny-Smith, Hannah Cameron, Julie Byrne, PJ Harvey, Protomartyr and Rico Nasty!
Beach Fossils - Run To The Moon
Brooklyn indie rockers deliver the third single of mellow & melodic sounds from their forthcoming album alongside a pastoral, picnic themed video featuring a stuffed rabbit having a tad too much to drink. Beach Fossils' new album Bunny is out June 2 via Bayonet.
Braids - Lucky Star
A few days before the release of their new album, Montreal art-poppers deliver a beautifully stripped back cut of ambient indie sounds with an engrossingly trippy infinite regression style video. Braids' new album Euphoric Recall is out April 28 via Secret City.
Clark - Dolgoch Tape
The latest single from veteran English producer Chris Clark is a beautiful cut of ambient influenced synth-pop, with a nostalgic trippy VHS-esque video showing various trippily affected night time scenes. New album Sus Dog out May 26 via Throttle Records.
Didirri - You Know What’s Good For You
Naarm/Melbourne-based singer-songwriter announced his long-awaited debut album with a new earworm of emotional indie rock, with the video seeing Didirri in contemplative mood singing on a boat in a bay at sunset. Didirri's new album Caught In The Act is out August 4 via Liberation Records.
Girl and Girl - All I See
Multigenerational garage punk quartet celebrate signing to Sub Pop in the US and Virgin Music Australia with a rollicking new single and a cathartic video that sees vocalist Kai James Aubort setting a whole heap of his old "stuff" on fire.
GUM & Ambrose Kenny-Smith - Minor Setback
This dream team of Jay Watson AKA GUM (Pond, Tame Impala) and Ambrose (King Gizz, The Murlocs) dropped not one but two dope singles this week, with the groovy, psychedelic sounds of Minor Setback featuring an appropriately psychedelic video that features some amazing CGI work.
Hannah Cameron - Take The Blame
Naarm/Melbourne-based guitarist and singer returns after three years with a rolling cut of indie rock meets alt-folk and a beautifully shot video that alternates between Cameron and her band playing and Hannah on the road.
Julie Byrne - Summer Glass
Retro super-8 style home movies juxtaposed with footage of Julie performing come together to great effect on the American singer-songwriter's majestic new single as she announces her first album in six years. The Greater Wings is out July 7 via Ghostly International.
PJ Harvey - A Child’s Question, August
Speaking of first albums in a while, the living legend who is PJ Harvey has announced her first record since 2016, with a hypnotic & deliberate new single and a video that also cleverly juxtaposes footage of Harvey performing with a diverse array of footage and still images, from excerpts of lyrics to illustrations. PJ Harvey's new album I Inside The Old Year Dying is out July 7 via Partisan.
Protomartyr - Elimination Dances
Detroit veterans give us their second single of commanding post-punk sounds for the year with a very appropriate video for the track's title that sees a number of people dancing intensely while wearing suits in a massive empty warehouse - think Footloose meets Fatboy Slim's Weapon of Choice video (minus the wall climbing) and you're on the right track. Protomartyr's new album Formal Growth In The Desert is out June 2 via Domino.
Rico Nasty - Turn It Up
Nasty teams up with 100 Gecs once again for an intense and in your face new single, with a video that sees Rico parodying 50s gender roles in hilarious fashion.
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 Office playlist.